Re: Square stern canoe type boats
I use a 4.0 hp Evinrude on my Grumman 16' square stern aluminum canoe with no problems. This is a true square stern boat, not a sportboat. I'm a fatass too. With another person in the boat its no big deal. With just me in the boat I put the fish cooler and spare gas can, and anchor in the bow and it works. I use the same motor on a friend's Old Town 18' Guideboat and it works great on it too. Surprisingly, canoes offer a lot of capacity compared to boats with hull forms like john boats. My Grumman is rated for 700 pounds and 5 hp. The Old Town is rated for 6 hp and over 1000 pounds of weight.
Originally Posted by Cuyahoga Chuck
Last edited by Paul Pless; 05-04-2009 at 08:17 AM.
Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.