9.9hp vs. 15 hp

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9.9hp vs. 15 hp

Post by BlueRidgeBoater » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:30 am

I posted something like this in another forum, but thought it might be more appropriate for this one. I'm looking at 9.9hp or 15hp motors for a 14' power skiff (probably 4 stroke). Prefer used, but looking at some new ones as well. I've looked at issues of weight and displacement between the two engine sizes, but I've never owned or operated either. I'm trying to get a sense from a practical, performance standpoint about whether the difference between the two is enough that its worth taking on the extra expense and weight of a 15hp motor.

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Re: 9.9hp vs. 15 hp

Post by Iggy » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:12 am

I can't comment on performance, however licensing might be a factor. At least in Canada, kids can't operate anything 10HP or over. It might not apply to your build, just something to put out there just in case.
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Re: 9.9hp vs. 15 hp

Post by BlueRidgeBoater » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:34 am

No worries. It's 30HP or less in Georgia.

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Re: 9.9hp vs. 15 hp

Post by red » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:23 pm

as far as performance an older but well kept and tuned 9.9 will out perform a newer four stoke 15 and weigh less also im looking for small outboards also and i wont even look at four strokes alot more up keep and also alot more complicated ( more exspensve to keep up ) just my opinion but a little fact based as well

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Re: 9.9hp vs. 15 hp

Post by BlueRidgeBoater » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:00 pm

Because of noise and smell, I'm inclined to go with a 4 stroke (although not completely decided yet). What is the performance difference between 9.9 and 15 hp 4 strokes?

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Re: 9.9hp vs. 15 hp

Post by jeffh » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:37 pm

Hey BlueRidgeBoater, I see we are neighbors...kinda. We have a place over on Lake Chatuge. We host an ACBS show every June.
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Re: 9.9hp vs. 15 hp

Post by BlueRidgeBoater » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:12 pm

I would love to see the show. Let me know the date when it comes up next year. Hopefully I'll have my little skiff done by then.

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Re: 9.9hp vs. 15 hp

Post by thudpucker » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:03 pm

I've had both 9.5 and 15 Johnson on boats, 12' 14' and 16'.
I had a 40 and 25 on the 16' Aluminum.
Yes you can have too much motor! :oops:

Stick with the lighter motor, 9.5 or 9.9 with your 12' boat.
My 9.5 is in the barn all lonesome and sad now that I've become a 'Rowing' fisherman.

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