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Kicker Motor Recommendations....

I am going to buy a kicker this week....
I think i have decided on a tohatsu as I can get it online with free shipping and no tax. Thinking about an 8hp 20" shaft...electric start (has altenator)

This is going on my 18 foot deep V lowe sea nymph. This is a very deep boat with high gunwales.

Any feedback on tohatsu? I know they make the under 40hp motors for nissan and mercury...

I can get a yamaha for several hundred dollars more...wondering if it's worth the extra dough?

is the 8hp going to be enough or should I go with the 9.8 for 150 more?

thanks for your advise!


Re: Kicker Motor Recommendations....

Call the Pro's Matt at Melvin Village Marina 603-544-3583 He will give you a honest answer...

Cool Water

Re: Kicker Motor Recommendations....

I use a 5hp kicker on a 18 ft Lund and am really happy with the way it works under all conditions.It is a mercury 4stroke,made by tohatso.

Re: Kicker Motor Recommendations....

one thing you should do is make sure its compatable with aa trollmaster or control king before buying the motor. i would contact both places, its the first up grade you will make once its on the back of the boat and you find what a pain going back for the throttle is every minute or two

Re: Kicker Motor Recommendations....

I think buying a kicker locally would make more sense. What happens when you need some work on it, You will be first in line if you buy locally. If not bought from them they may not treat you the same. Just saying. I would give the guys at Melvin Village Marine like Cool Water said. They know their stuff.
FWIW I had a 20 foot alum boat that went 6 mph with a 6 hp merc 4 stroke. I dont think you need any more than that.

Please contact me for the Controllking unit. If we make one for the kicker you decide on it will be $209. shipped from the manufacturer to your door.
I am the local Rep. for Controllking.