Originally Posted by mdsn
I noticed on the Ranger order form that they warn of possible listing of the boat with the use of a E-tech 15 kicker motor.
Is the 15 really that heavy? Can the Ranger really not handle that or is it over abundance of caution?
If I get someone my size (6'2'' 270lbs) sitting on the kicker side, the boat lists a bit. With a normal sized human (150-200lbs) it sits just a tiny bit crooked but straightens itself right up when on plane. By myself, it rides flat as can be. The 15HO is a bit heavy, but the benefits far outweigh the bit of a list. I went out early yesterday morning for a bit and pulled some wire with the 15HO, it hasnt been started in well over a month, it was about 24 degrees, It started up with no hesitation whatsoever and instantly trolling smooth as can be.
When I have just 2 people in the boat, I fill up my baitwell and it rides just fine.