Boat motor

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Jeffhughes
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I have a 1976 lowe jumbo V john boat, its completely original and I was wondering if a 25hp motor is to big for it. I had a 1956 Johnson sea horse 10hp on it but it would not plane it out, it would stand it up and I was unable to see to steer so I went with a bigger motor to get to plane but found out also that my 10hp is a long shaft and my boat requires a short shaft. New to the boating world so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Weldorthemagnificent
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A long shaft would definitely give you more bow lift. You didn't mention if it's a 14 or 16 but either way a 25 will suffice. I'm a big fan of the Johnson Evinrude 521cc motors made for many years. I've had good luck with them. Weight distribution is also a big factor in getting a boat to plane. I've had a couple 14 ft boats that I had to use a hydrofoil on the motor to get them to pop up on plane. But that's a discussion for after you get a new motor. A lot of people will tell you to go four stroke. While a four stroke is a sweet motor, they weigh a lot more than the older 2 strokes. I'd be looking for a mid 90's johnnyrude.

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maintenanceguy
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How long is the boat?
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1955 Alumacraft Model A
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 08&start=0
1959 Alumacraft Model F
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25386
1980 Alumacraft Model F7, 1955-56? Johnson 10hp
https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=35326
1956 Alumacraft Model RB
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=39249

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maintenanceguy
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25hp for a 16' boat sounds fine to me.
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Jeffhughes
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It is just a 14ft V-hull is what the title says, I have already got me another motor and it is a lot heavier then my 10hp but with me and just one other person I think I should be ok. I'm not taking it out on super big water anyways, just fishing the lakes and rivers around here in south eastern ky and a few trips to Wise Lake in Alabama each year

Jeffhughes
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going to get the motor put on this weekend while off work and then ill post some pics. thanks for all the input you all are giving me. I really need it being new to the whole boating thing now.

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