Motor for Bucc 180
- Hi all. I have a Bucc180 with an electric trolling motor for auxilliary power. It does not have enough power. What hp would you recommend for this size boat. Thanks.Dan Douglas
- Lightest 3hp or less you can find with a long shaft if possible as the extra depth helps when you reverse to slow down you don't back wash yourself. There is a guy at my marina with a similar sized boat who motors around at good speed then does the twist the motor 180 to stop and he uses a 1.5.
- I have a 55 lb thrust trolling motor on mine and, while it doesn't by any means make a wake, it moves the boat well enough for me to get to where I'm going. It's not annoyingly slow but bearable. I bought it from bass pro...
- Thanks for the advice on the motor. I bought a used 2.7 hp 2 stroke Cruise and Carry motor. It is light and should work well. I have not had the boat out yet this season, but soon... I am making a few repairs to it. Maybe this weekend???Dan