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15hp boat speed??

Postby HENDU3270 » Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:16 pm

I've got a 14' Alumacraft and I will be putting a 15horse on it this summer in preparation for the upcoming waterfowl season. Anyone have an idea, based on experience, of what kind of speed I will be able to run. I will be traveling about 2 miles one way to where I will be hunting. Thanks.
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Re: 15hp boat speed??

Postby Mark F. Cheney » Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:05 pm

HENDU3270 wrote:I've got a 14' Alumacraft and I will be putting a 15horse on it this summer in preparation for the upcoming waterfowl season. Anyone have an idea, based on experience, of what kind of speed I will be able to run. I will be traveling about 2 miles one way to where I will be hunting. Thanks.
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Postby fowlaholic » Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:51 pm

i use a sea nymph 14k its a 14 ft v hull with a 15 evinrude on gps i get about 23mph
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Postby cut_em_boys » Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:10 pm

i have a 1436 w/ a 9.9 i switched the carb to make a 15 and by myself w/ my gear i run about 22....me and a buddy....right at 20...me and 2 buddies the boat is swamped and barges and runs about 13
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Postby HENDU3270 » Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:02 am

cut_em_boys wrote:i have a 1436 w/ a 9.9 i switched the carb to make a 15 and by myself w/ my gear i run about 22....me and a buddy....right at 20...me and 2 buddies the boat is swamped and barges and runs about 13


Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

Since I didn't mention it in the original post....my boat is also a 1436, (flat bottom).
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Postby stumpjumper » Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:25 am

I also hunt out of a 14 ft flat bottom. It is a rivoted boat by topper that I got at Bass Pro. I run a 97 suzuki 15 hp. Just me unloaded it runs 30 mph. Loaded up with me my partner and pop up it pushes 24 mph. Same situation as above with just me it runs 27 mph.


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