Re: Thrust vs Horepower

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Posted by Paul on 2006-07-06 17:30:28 in reply to Thrust vs Horepower posted by Ralph on 2006-07-06 02:30:26

I purchased a 10' valco jon boat that came with a Minn Kota Endura 36 thrust. We use it mainly on the Fall river. I already had a 6 hp Nissan 4 stroke, which I also installed on the Valco.
With my wife and I, fishing gear, both engines, two batteries and a 3-gallon gas tank, the 36 bearly pushed us back up stream at 100% power.
I have since purchased a Minn Kota 55 Maximizer, but it is no comparison to the 6hp. We use the electric for our downstream passage and passing people fishing, and the Nissan for getting up-stream.

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