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I use a 6 hp on my 1500lb 20' boat. If I had to buy another one I would probably get a 4hp motor. I do sail on an inlind lake where conditions never get out of hand. If I was in an ocean enviroment I would probably opt for the 6.
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I have a Watkins 23 (2500 lbs). I have a 6 hp Johnson 2 stroke. It is all I need, except if you need to stop fast :-) I hardly ever run over 1/2 to 2/3 throttle. It has a "weedless" style prop though and that makes it lacking in reverse. I'm pretty sure that I saw somewhere that the standard motor offering was 2 1/2 and the upgrade was six.
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