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How big of a motor can you put on a 12 foot jon boat?

By: Fabian WitschiUpdated: January 03, 2021

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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.

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How fast is a 6 hp boat motor?

Mercury 2015 6 HP max speed = 16,25 MPH - 26 Km/h -14,4 knots.

How much horsepower does a 16 foot boat need?

16' aluminum boats are popular and a 60-hp engine will typically propel them from 25 mph to 30 mph top speed, depending on load.

What is the biggest motor you can put on a 14ft jon boat?

Re: What is Largest Motor I should put on 14' Jon Boat
You don't need anything larger than 25 hp.

How much is a 12 foot jon boat worth?

A cheap 12 ft polythene Jon boat can be bought for as little as $550 while an 12 ft aluminum Jon boat can cost as much as $3000. High-end 21 ft Jon boats can cost as much as $30,000.

Is a 12 foot jon boat big enough?

A 12 foot Jon boat weighs an average of 120 pounds excluding the motor and can hold an additional 400-450 pounds of weight for people and gear. Then a 12 foot Jon boat should be the perfect fit. With an average of 5 to 7 maximum horsepower, and a top speed of 10 to 15 mph.

How much horsepower does a jon boat need?

What's the max horsepower for a Jon Boat? Maximum horsepower is based upon the size of your boat, with the range being around 3-5hp for small 10-12 foot boats, all the way up to 60-75hp for longer 18-20 foot Jon Boats. You should follow your boat manufacturer's suggested horsepower for the specific size of your boat.

What is the best size jon boat?

A 18 foot Jon boat should be big enough to haul dogs and decoys in large lakes. It should also be stable enough to handle fairly rough waters (within reason). If you hunt in small lakes and ponds then a small Jon boat, 10 foot or 12 foot, will be more than enough for the job.

What is the smallest outboard motor?

Portable 2.5 hp
Our 72-cc 2.5-hp portable outboard is the smallest motor on our roster, yet, it has some of the biggest news. Completely redesigned, it's even more portable, easier to store and cleaner burning.

What size outboard do I 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.

How much does a 9.9 hp Yamaha outboard weight?

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Engine Type 2 cyl
Shaft Length 15" - 20"
Degree of Tilt 71°
Degree of Trim -4° through +16°
Dry Weight 15" shaft / 39 kg (87 lbs), 20" shaft / 42 kg (93 lbs)