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Old 01-15-2021, 06:11 PM
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If you get desperate. Mercury does have a 2 cylinder 20 hp efi engine. Should move that boat plenty fast with two people.
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Old 01-15-2021, 07:02 PM
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Hog Island skiff would be my choice.
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Old 01-15-2021, 08:32 PM
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We don't really have any skiffs or Jon boats to check out around these parts. It's all a V hull to some degree. Thanks for the feedback. Gonna contemplate my options sitting on the ice fishing alone for a few hours tomorrow.
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Old 01-16-2021, 10:21 AM
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Did you buy that tracker new and over powered. If so that dealer should not be open. Cannot do that if they know what they are doing.

No, it's a 2012 and I bought it off an individual with the motor already on it. I was thinking about selling the 30hp and buying a 25hp just to be within the rating of the boat but with the shortages of outboards I am not sure I would be able to get one very quickly.
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Old 01-16-2021, 10:49 AM
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Good call on changing out the motor. Where are you located?
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Old 01-16-2021, 12:40 PM
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I have 35+ years of experience fishing/landing/portaging S14/16 Lunds.

Great boats. When fishing by yourself with a 25 HP motor you can get there in a hurry and two jerry cans filled with lake water keep the bow down nicely.

Bench seats and no storage are OK on occasion or when just starting out, but you (and I) are now accustomed to a little more comfort and I suggest something like the 1400 Lund Fury or looking for one of the old Lunds that came with a flat floor and pedestal seats.

I ran a bow mount 55 amp trolling on an S14 with a Walmart size 27 battery. With constant use it would get weak about mid-afternoon.

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Old 01-16-2021, 12:53 PM
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The dealer with the Lunds sells Honda and Mercury. I don't have a problem with either, but both are quite heavy in these HP ratings. The Yamaha F25 is crazy light because it's a two cylinder, and the Suzuki the lightest (and one of the best) 30's.

No one has a WC around me. I don't really need an IPS hull for what I am doing. But who knows what you eventually get caught out in. WCs are almost as heavy as the SSVs now, particularly the 14s. I do believe the SSVs have a bit more freeboard. Coming from a Warrior V-2121, I like freeboard. lol.
I have a WC14. It's not a particularly stable boat side-to-side, with the rounded bottom at the back end. I mean when I step off the dock onto the bench seat near the gunnel to get into the boat, I *almost* bury the back corner in the water. I have no experience with the SSV14 but with the IPS hull on that I would like to try it out , I would bet its got a lot less side to side rocking. I use it on my own, but don't particularly enjoy it a lot due to the lack of side to side stability.

For speed I have an older Merc 20 2-stroke from the late 90's. Its probably 110 lbs, and with one person in the boat it flys, about 28mph, which is really fast for a 14' tinny IMO. And with 2 adults you don't really lose much, we still hit 25 mph easily.
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Old 01-16-2021, 02:05 PM
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I had a 14' boat and I hated it. Seems like the waves were always just far apart enough for the bow to slam into them. Got a 16' and the ride was much better (and IMO safer).
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Old 01-16-2021, 02:20 PM
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If it were myself I would do 16. Room is nice
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Old 01-16-2021, 03:45 PM
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Good call on changing out the motor. Where are you located?

Upstate NY.
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