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I have a 1569 boat that is pretty heavy for its size (built by Snyder Boats). I also have a 6hp Tohatsu and a 9.8hp Tohatsu. Which would be better suited as a kicker on this boat? I like how light the 6hp is, but I also like how well the 9.8hp idles.
 

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9.8 all day. It's probably only 20lbs heavier and probably 3mph faster.
 

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Once you get over a 9.8 then bigger is not always better lol.
 

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A problem I wouldn't mind having. Lol!!
 

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9.8 will last longer due to not straining it as much, however, I had a 6hp on 2 different boats and it was plenty. I really cant tell a big difference between my last 1966 6hp and my brand new mercury 8 hp except that the 8hp starts everytime and keeps running all night :tu:
 
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