Can you put a kicker on a pontoon?
Product Overview. A kicker motor is the perfect accessory to add to your pontoon or tritoon. Kicker motors provide an emergency backup in the event of trouble with your main motor. They are also more fuel-efficient and perfect for trolling.
What is a boat kicker plate?
The kicker plate is designed to make it easy to add an additional trolling motor to the rear of your boat that is convenient and dependable.
Can a trolling motor move a pontoon boat?
The good news is that, yes, you can, indeed put a trolling motor onto a pontoon boat. As long as you select the right shaft length and thrust (minimum 52 inches length and 55 lbs thrust), you should be good to go!
What’s the point of a kicker motor?
A kicker motor will allow you to rack up hours on the water without raising hours on your main engine.
How fast will a kicker motor go?
6 mph seems to be the wide-open standard for kickers. It is what I get, and, as I remember what most folks said they got when this subject came up several times in the past. 6 mph seems to be the wide-open standard for kickers.
Where is the best place to put a trolling motor on a pontoon boat?
Since a bow mounted trolling motor should be as close to the center line of the bow as possible, it makes sense to mount the motor directly in front of the gate. In fact, many pontoons have “half-gates” to accommodate trolling motors when deploying or stowing.
Can you put electric motor on pontoon boat?
Of the types of electric motors for pontoon boats that are available, trolling motors are recommended as these are most versatile for both recreational boating and fishing trips. An ideal choice for pontoon boats is Elco’s EP 9.9-horsepower outboard.
Is a kicker motor worth it?
If that idle speed is too fast for you then a kicker is going to be very beneficial. If that troll speed is slow enough for you, then save the kicker money and put the $4k into a good sonar system. A kicker motor will burn less gas than your main engine.
How do I choose a kicker motor?
Consider these features during your auxiliary outboard motor purchase.
- Fuel Injection. Many of the newest small engines, like the Suzuki BT model pictured here, offer fuel injection.
- Handle-Mounted Control.
- Power Tilt.
- Center-Mounted Tiller Handle.
- Shaft Length.
- Charging System.