How much horsepower does a 12 foot aluminum boat need?

How much horsepower does a 12 foot aluminum boat need?

Maximum horsepower is based upon the size of your boat, with the range being around 3-5hp for small 10-12 foot boats, all the way up to 60-75hp for longer 18-20 foot Jon Boats. You should follow your boat manufacturer’s suggested horsepower for the specific size of your boat.

How much does a 12ft jon boat weight?

A 12 foot Jon Boat will on average weigh about 120 pounds (54 kilos) not including the motor, and hold around 400-450 pounds (200 kilos) of people and gear.

What is the biggest motor you can put on a 12-foot jon boat?

12-foot jon boats have an average weight capacity of 420 pounds and an average maximum horsepower of about 5 to 7 HP, however, some models allow up to 10 HP. A 5 HP motor is expected to have a top speed of 10mph. 7 HP could have 15mph or more.

What is the shortest jon boat you can buy?

Jon Boat Size You Need

  • 8 feet (2.5 m) long Jon boat. This Jon boat has the smallest size with a minimal weight capacity.
  • 10 feet (3 m) long Jon boat.
  • 12 feet (3.65 m) long Jon boat.
  • 14 feet (4.3 m) long Jon boat.
  • 16 feet (5 m) long Jon boat.
  • 18 feet (5.5 m) long Jon boat.
  • 20 feet (6 m) long Jon boat.

Can you stand in a 12-foot jon boat?

No, it’s not as comfortable as standing on the carpeted decks of my Skeeter, but it works. When standing as high as possible is a fishing advantage, such as looking for shallow-water cruising bass during spring, one angler can stand on the seats of my 12-foot jon boat and still have decent stability.

What size motor do I need for a 12-foot boat?

Tips for selecting the right size hp for portable outboard motor for your boat.

Motor HP Boat length (feet) Boat length (metres)
2hp – 10hp 8′ – 12′ up to 3.5m
5hp – 15hp 8′ – 14′ up to 4.2m
9hp – 20hp 11′ – 16′ up to 4.5m
20hp – 40hp 13′ – 18′ up to 5.0m

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