Looks like an interesting motor but probably too big for a Piccup.
Of course they generally demo them going wide open. Wish they kept the
2nd video running longer once he throttled back. 1/4 throttle is all you
need. I had a 1.2 2-stroke one time and sorry I ever sold it. Noisy but
nice to have in an emergency. The Tohatsu 1.5 or Honda 2 are ideal but
so darn expensive!
I would definitely not depend on a trolling motor but look for a good
2nd hand OB. Often they turn up with very few hours on them.
In the first photo above it shows the perfect set-up. Looks like Richard
Donovan installed a small well in the stern. Maybe just deep enough to
get the motor clamps well supported - doesn't have to extend right to
the hull bottom - and ideally the bottom of it sloped upwards towards
the bow. Then a hole through the transom at each corner for drainage. Or
you could make it a bit deeper so a small gas can could got in there as
You have to keep as much flotation back there as you can to support the
weight of the motor and a tiller extension on it so you can sit forward
when motoring. You can make an extension out of HDPE water pipe. I
softened it a bit so it slid over the tiller handle and once it hardened
it has a friction fit.
<br>--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com
, Andre <basso.asb@...>
wrote:<br>><br>> Mike,<br>> <br>> I'll search for the smallest outboard
available here. It seems to be a Honda 2hp. Out of my budget.
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