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Old 07-09-2019, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 25 hp or 30hp on 16'

Looking into a Lund Fury 16', and debating between a 25 or a 30.. the specs say only a 1-3 mph difference between the two. I know the rule of thumb is to go as high as possible, but if no other benefit that a couple mph I can throw the $$ difference into a better graph or trolling motor.
I am about 240lbs and fish either alone or with another similar sized person or a couple of 50 lb kids... No big waters like Michigan or Erie, UP lakes, Hayward area lakes, etc..

I appreciate any input, thanks!
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i have a 16 with a 25 on it.Weight in the boat is similar to you. Best i can do is 20mph, I am propped way down for top speed, I have no hole shot and getting on plane takes a bit. But I don't care, I'm more impressed with the amount of fish caught. 25hp is good for the hp restricted lakes as well.
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