How do you measure a kicker?
Find the perfect size in 3 simple steps
- Firstly draw round their foot on a piece of paper. Then measure from the longest toe to the back of the heel.
- Find a product on site you love and click ‘Need kickers size advice’ or look for the Logo!
- Enter their measurement, age and gender to find their kickers size.
How long should a kicker motor shaft be?
A short shaft (standard) is 15″, a long shaft is 20″( most sail boats). Long shaft would sit 28″ from the center of the prop to to where the motor cleats sits on the transom and the short shaft is at 22″. If you have a crazy high transom your gonna need a motor mount for the kicker.
Can you run a short shaft outboard on a 20 inch transom?
zike Elite Refuge Member. If you set the motor back far enough without jacking it up, a short shaft will work on a 20″ transom. Never argue with idiots as they will do nothing but bring you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
How far below the boat should the prop be?
If you have a short shaft motor, the top most part of the transom and the lower most part of the boat should be about 15 to 16 inches. For a long shaft, I think 20 to 21 inches is correct.
How do you tell if an outboard motor is a short or long shaft?
Measure from the top of your transom to the bottom of your keel. If it is from 15″ to 17″ long you’ll need to get a Tohatsu outboard with a “short” shaft. If it is from 20″ to 22″ long you’ll need our “long” shaft outboard.
How big should a kicker motor be?
High Thrust models typically start at 9.9hp which is generally the horsepower size most boaters go with for a kicker. Anything under that size is going to be a standard non-high-thrust model. These motors are just as commonly run as the high thrust models for a kicker.
Can you troll with a 115 hp?
I would estimate a 115 would troll down in the 2.2-2.5 mph range depending on the size of the boat. Any lower and you will need to add drift socks, trolling plates, lower pitch prop, etc. The Yamaha should go down to 700-800 RPM’s depending on how it’s setup.
How deep should your trolling motor be in the water?
A trolling motor’s ideal propeller should be at a depth that keeps about 6 inches of water above the blades. In other words, the centerline of the motor and the prop shaft should be about 12-18 inches below the waterline, depending on the make, model and dimensions of the trolling motor.