14ft Crestliner Super Seaman 1966

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Post by zaneroni » 27 Sep 2009, 10:13

Hello
I just acquired a 14ft Crestliner Super seaman, Its in an okay shape for its age but can use some modifications and perhaps a new paint job.
I will be using it mostly around small lakes around Minneapolis and I want my 10 and 11 year old boys to be able to drive it around. I'm wondering what is a safe HP motor I can use without having to worry about the kids not being able to control it.
I had it out the other day with an old 4HP Evinrude direct drive but it was too small for it. The boat is rated for 24HP.
Any suggestions?
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Post by nick4634 » 27 Sep 2009, 10:29

a 9.9 would probably be ur best bet

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Post by Waterwings » 27 Sep 2009, 10:47

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Post by zaneroni » 27 Sep 2009, 14:15

hi
Do you think the 9.9HP would be able to get it to plane?

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Post by jasper60103 » 27 Sep 2009, 18:18

zaneroni wrote:hi
Do you think the 9.9HP would be able to get it to plane?
The spec says it weighs only 190lbs which is pretty darn light.
I think a 9.9hp should plane it depending on the load and balance. Also, I think it would about as much motor I would let a kid have.
I see a lot of 14 footers with 9.9s on the back.

Btw, I'm in the twin cities too, just south of the metro.
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Post by bobberboy » 27 Sep 2009, 18:33

I am from the Twin Cities too and do a lot of fishing on the small lakes in the Victoria area along Hwy 5. Being so close to Minnetonka keeps most of the big boats away - the smaller lakes to the west and south of Victoria are pretty quiet for the most part. The public accesses are variable but for a 14footer there should be no problem getting in and out. Lots of good places to teach kids about running the boat...

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Post by CarlF » 27 Sep 2009, 20:10

WHen I ran a 9.9 on my 1440 mv jon (weighs right at 200), it planed off ok, not fast, about 15-18 mph depending on load. With a semi-v, you should get al ittle better performance.
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Post by zaneroni » 27 Sep 2009, 22:57

Thanks you guys, this is helpful information, I guess 9.9HP would be the way to go, after all I'm mostly going to be on small lakes.

Boberboy: sounds like you mostly fish around Victoria. My kids love to catch panfish, what lake would you recommend me to go for some action. Thanks

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