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I have a 16' Jon and I am thinking of adding a 8hp 2nd motor in addition to my 20hp for lakes with 10 HP limit.  Anyone have a 16' Jon with 2 gas motors?

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I have a 16' Jon and I am thinking of adding a 8hp 2nd motor in addition to my 20hp for lakes with 10 HP limit. Anyone have a 16' Jon with 2 gas motors?

you may want to go down to a 2hp adding a 8 will give u a lot of unwanted weight ,its not like ur gonnna be goin that fast anyhow might as well go light and use less fuel doin it... IMPO

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All 9.9 motors where I live are 18hp to 20 hp. Almost everyone just changes sticker kits .

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When I had a 25HP on my boat it was easy to take it off to put the 9.8 on. Since I put a 40HP on it it is not so easy to remove since it bolt through the transom.

Can you easily take your 20HP and put the 8HP on? Perhaps a come-a-long hooked to tree limb or ceiling joist will help.

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sage, are the water patrol officers in your area too ignorant to know the difference? The limited HP lakes that I fish have game wardens that know to check the data plate on the motor when doing their safety/license checks. If they notice that someone is moving about faster than they should be with the proper size motor, they will make the effort to check it.

 

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Those data plates come off as easily as the stickers at times. Some times they are stickers.

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Yes, you are correct Dougherty. A missing one would really do the trick, then it might be considered stolen and altered. Those that use the sticker changes and whatever else to try and get by with using larger engines on limited HP waters are poachers.

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Those that use the sticker changes and whatever else to try and get by with using larger engines on limited HP waters are poachers.

Poachers, I would not go that far. No one said anything about keeping illegal fish.

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Poachers , what a joke. I guess you never go over the speed limit too. I would say in Pa. 90% of the 9.9 have been converted to 15 hp. Most lakes have finally moved the lakes to 20 hp. I guess you never had a boat like mine that with a 18 hp motor it tops out a 6.5 mph. Thats not even safe in some of are small horsepower lakes. I'm not saying put 9.9 stickers on a big motor but the 20 and under hp motors use the same case.

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Harsh, huh? Is there some other terminology that applies? Poaching is not only the illegal taking of game and fish, it's the attempt to take them in an illegal manner.  Using an illegal motor in the pursuit of fish is just that. It has nothing to do with how fast one can go or how unsafe it may be.

sage, I've read some posts from those in Pa. that expound on their sticker changes, the one I can recall was the president of a bass club. That is really something to be proud of. I remember his statement about the raising of the HP limits and how he was going to get a bigger motor than the new HP limit and do the sticker changer on that one too.

Yes, lots of persons drive over the speed limit, but that does not make it legal.

Thanks for setting such a fine example for the youngsters that visit this site and those you are personally involved with.

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Thanks and please don't ever speed with a youth in the area. I would hate to see a kid witness this also.

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Thanks and please don't ever speed with a youth in the area. I would hate to see a kid witness this also.

I consider myself a youth, and I witness speeding everyday by dozens of people.  Yes, it is commonplace.  BUT, it is still unsafe and illegal.  

Just follow the rules.  

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sage, your comment earlier "Poachers , what a joke. I guess you never go over the speed limit too." The speed limit seems to be the popular cop out for those that suggest and practice illegal behavior. Just today I was launching at a local public lake and the next guy was getting his stuff ready. He had what looked like a brand new 10' jon boat and was unloading two batteries and two trolling motors, putting them on the edge of the ramp since his boat was in his pickup. I noticed he didn't have registration numbers and had no life jacket either, not even a throw cushion. I mentioned to him about those lacking items and his reply "Are you a game warden" no I said " I have been doing it this way for three years and never been checked" I just stated the law concering the use of mechanical power and the mandetory use of a life jacket. His next statement sounded familiar-- "people go 55 in the 35 mph zone" I just told him I was trying to be helpful and good luck. A few minutes later he passed me on the water as I was fishing.

I wonder if that rationale is prevalent with those that rob, murder, sell and use illegal drugs, or do any other crime?

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