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60 HP TROLLING

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I am looking to repower my 16ft lund angler i have a 40hp on it now. boat is rated to 75hp i found a 1997 merc 60hp. Wondering if anyone has similar set up and how well (speed) it trolls. Thanks

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Thanks thats what I was told, but I thought I would get a third part opion. Whats top speed with your sylvan. Thanks

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I had a 60HP on a Alumacraft Magnum 165 CS and it'd troll about the same speed as mentioned above...2-2.5mph. Top speed wouldn't hit 30 mph though (GPS).

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I have a 1991 Merc 60 hp on my Lund Predator which I think may be a little bit heavier than your rig. It's rated for 60 hp though in the tiller. I get 1.8 mph pretty reliabily with mine with two guys fishing. Top speed is just shy of 31 mph on my GPS.

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Different props will affect how the motor trolls down too, if your not too worried about top end, you can get a prop that would be more freindly for trolling.

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This is very true.

If you go this route however you will have to watch your RPM's at top end to avoid over-revving the motor. Your holeshot will improve as well.

marine_man

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