How fast will my 16' aluminum Smoker Craft Alaskan go with an 18 hp Tohatsu Outboard?

I'm frustrating to choose a motor for my boat, how fast do you think my boat can go with an 18 hp and only one person? The boat isn't that sage and around 300 lbs i think. Thanks!


15 - 17 Knots should be about exactly. It may get 20-22 knots trimmed right out one P.O.P - but with 18 hp you should resist the urge to over prop. The stock prop may be a dwarf too course - 1" down in pitch should be close.


15 - 17 Knots should be about perfect. It may get 20-22 knots trimmed right out one P.O.P - but with 18 hp you should resist the urge to over prop. The stock prop may be a short too course - 1" down in pitch should be close.


For a 16 foot craft, I would put at least a 30hp on it. With an 18hp, I agree that 15 knots will probably be max speed, as a comparison my 12 footer has a 25hp yamaha, it does around 25 to 27 knots with two on accommodate.

10hp on a 12' aluminum boat.?

Hi how are you? I hardly bought a 12' smoker craft aluminum boat. I also purchased a 10hp johnson seahorse, It's an older one. I clocked it at 11 km/h (full throttle) with my gps. this seamed execrable slow. I even tried to hit some wakes but it didn't


http://www.sschapterpsa.com/ramblings/jo hnson_QD.htm

Should get a few more knots from that, perhaps the Dialect heft is a bit far back.

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