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Old 08-15-2012, 09:04 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by 10jonboatman View Post
I have a 10' Jon boat that is rated for 3hp but I have a 1966 evinrude 6hp can I put that on and not brake my boat or flip it, I had a 3hp Johnson on it and it was slow but it locked up

Your motor is 45lbs. A new 4 stroke 2.5hp Mercury is 40lbs. It won't hurt the boat one bit. With that said, you could potentially run into issues with control of the boat at wide open throttle. Be aware of the power your outboard will deliver.
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