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I have had a Honda 2HP for many years. Simple, bullet proof, and the one quart integral tank will take you a long way. I use about a pint trolling and running some for three hours and carry an extra couple of pint cans which I have never had to use. The listed weight is 27 lbs. Might save you a long paddle home someday and much, much easier.
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Ok so i will see if i can get the motor cheap and singe i already got the bracket i should be good. and the thing i was talking about the weight is the weight of the outboard bracket is about 20-39 lbs

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Are you sure about the bracket weighing that much? Sounds like a TON for a bracket. Why not consider a trolling motor which would be so much more effecient and less hassle. If they had a trolling motor big enough to push my 27', I assure you that's what it would have.
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well the bracket holds up to a 15 hp

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A trolling motor weighs about 15 to 20 lbs, a group 27 battery about60 to 70 lbs, then where do you put the battery and how do you keep it charged? A "smart" charger costs about $75 to $100 and should be on almost all the time. Just a thought?

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I think if google a tiny bit you will find FAR BETTER SUITED mounts

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ya but the thing is with my boat it heels a lot and i have to hike. so raising the motor out of the water is what i need i don't want the motor draging making the boat slower by a lot. i have a swing bracket right now. It should get it out of the water

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