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Thread: Help needed with motor size/type

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    Hey guys, I have a 1977 Valco aluminum boat, 15'. All I have right now is a "30 pound thrust Prowler trolling motor" that came with it, but pretty sure that's not going to get it around the lake? I will be fishing Lake Arrowhead, in Souther California, a private lake which I have rights to fish.

    Anyway, I want to buy a used outboard motor, but not sure what would be best? Would a used 15hp motor be ok? Maybe something even smaller if possible, I'm on a budget. Let me know what you think. Speed is not a necessity, I just need to get around the lake at a decent clip. Thanks guys!

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    Is it on a trailer or will you have to carry the outboard ? Thats your decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangelo View Post
    Hey guys, I have a 1977 Valco aluminum boat, 15'. All I have right now is a "30 pound thrust Prowler trolling motor" that came with it, but pretty sure that's not going to get it around the lake? I will be fishing Lake Arrowhead, in Souther California, a private lake which I have rights to fish.

    Anyway, I want to buy a used outboard motor, but not sure what would be best? Would a used 15hp motor be ok? Maybe something even smaller if possible, I'm on a budget. Let me know what you think. Speed is not a necessity, I just need to get around the lake at a decent clip. Thanks guys!
    I have a 9.8hp I'm selling for 600 bucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangelo View Post
    Hey guys, I have a 1977 Valco aluminum boat, 15'. All I have right now is a "30 pound thrust Prowler trolling motor" that came with it, but pretty sure that's not going to get it around the lake? I will be fishing Lake Arrowhead, in Souther California, a private lake which I have rights to fish.

    Anyway, I want to buy a used outboard motor, but not sure what would be best? Would a used 15hp motor be ok? Maybe something even smaller if possible, I'm on a budget. Let me know what you think. Speed is not a necessity, I just need to get around the lake at a decent clip. Thanks guys!
    Valco ? Wow! What a great find for you. Nice boats. Does arrowhead allow 2 stroke ? If so 25 Johnson is your answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUCKY View Post
    Valco ? Wow! What a great find for you. Nice boats. Does arrowhead allow 2 stroke ? If so 25 Johnson is your answer.
    Any reason they wouldn't allow it? 2 stroke Johnson sounds good. I really want to stay between 2-400 bucks for a used motor if possible.

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    Would something this small work?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Evinrude-3-...YAAOSwrptbE-qq

    Again, 14foot Valco aluminum. NOT looking for speed, just enough power to move me around the lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangelo View Post
    Would something this small work?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Evinrude-3-...YAAOSwrptbE-qq

    Again, 14foot Valco aluminum. NOT looking for speed, just enough power to move me around the lake.
    I just got my 4 stroke 9.9hp mercury motor for 500 bucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangelo View Post
    Would something this small work?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Evinrude-3-...YAAOSwrptbE-qq

    Again, 14foot Valco aluminum. NOT looking for speed, just enough power to move me around the lake.
    I have your boat (14 foot Valco) so I'm talking from experience. I have an 15hp and an 36 pound electric thrust on her. (I prefer to only use the electric) So this is the $64,000 dollar question. What lakes are you primarily interested in fishing??? It makes a difference on how much power you can get away with!! In a more windy lake, you can't get away with less power. For example, if you were primarily fishing a small lake like Corona lake, you could get away with next to nothing. But fishing a Big lake that is known for wind, you would need at least a 9.9hp for safety.
    Last edited by etucker1959; 06-05-2018 at 02:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etucker1959 View Post
    I have your boat (14 foot Valco) so I'm talking from experience. I have an 15hp and an 36 pound electric thrust on her. (I prefer to only use the electric) So this is the $64,000 dollar question. What lakes are you primarily interested in fishing??? It makes a difference on how much power you can get away with!! In a more windy lake, you can't get away with less power. For example, if you were primarily fishing a small lake like Corona lake, you could get away with next to nothing. But fishing a Big lake that is known for wind, you would need at least a 9.9hp for safety.
    He is only going to have it at lake arrowhead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowler View Post
    He is only going to have it at lake arrowhead.
    Ok since it is a "Private" lake and I've never been there, how big and windy is Lake Arrowhead?

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