It can use up to a 9.5 HP motor, and 600 lbs. including motor, people, and gear. I've had a lot of success, and been very happy with, a Nissan 3.5 hp on a boat smaller than yours. If you go with a little two stroke, be sure to decide whether or not you want idle.
Also question is, what size trolling motor do I need for a 12 foot aluminum boat?
Trolling Motor Thrust Guide
|Boat Weight (lbs) ||1,000 ||1,500 |
|Boat Length ||14-16' ||17' |
|Minimum Thrust ||55 ||55 |
|Performance Thrust* ||50 ||80 |
|Motor Voltage ||12v ||12/24v |
Also, what size motor does my boat need?
The rule of thumb is based on weight alone, and says you should have between 40 and 25 pounds of weight for each horsepower. For example, a 5,000-pound boat could have an engine with between 125 and 200 horsepower.
What size motor can I put on my jon boat?
In most cases, 8-20 hp motors will provide plenty of power to effectively propel your boat, and you'll find you get better fuel efficiency as an added bonus. If your boat's capacity plate lists a 40 hp maximum, a 20 hp motor should do you fine. You'll get good handling and plenty of thrust to move through choppy water.
How much weight can a 12 foot aluminum boat hold?
A 12 foot Jon Boat will on average weigh about 120 pounds (54 kilos) not including the motor, and hold around 400-450 pounds (200 kilos) of people and gear.