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    Hey... Don't speed up Summer to much I have only been camping 3 times.
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    I have been camping every weekend at the trailer...we call it Glamping now. 30ft gulfstream with A/C and sleeps 10....lol She thinks I like boating on new lakes...but always looking for potential duck sites too...lol.20150620_140916.jpg
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    I know I would be safe with any of the motors, assuming the boat itself is seaworthy. Weither you drive it in a safe manner is up to you.....If the hull is wide and deep it will take the larger motor, but a longer hull will give you more speed...

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    I would have no concerns about putting that 20 on a deep wide 12' boat. Are you sure it's only 12'? Just take it easy until you learn how it handles.

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    I wouldn't put anything larger than the 10horse you already have. I had a buddy that had a 10' firebug lass with a 20 or 25 on it and he could almost stand it up vertically when he punched the throttle.

    true, the boat was more of a toy than a tool, and there was only a fuel tank, safety equipment, passenger and the operator in it, but you don't want to lose all your gear with your new boat doing that. My $0.02.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35wailin View Post
    I wouldn't put anything larger than the 10horse you already have. I had a buddy that had a 10' firebug lass with a 20 or 25 on it and he could almost stand it up vertically when he punched the throttle.

    true, the boat was more of a toy than a tool, and there was only a fuel tank, safety equipment, passenger and the operator in it, but you don't want to lose all your gear with your new boat doing that. My $0.02.
    Weight on the transom is a concern too, the 99 Merc is half the weight of the 56 Johnson.

    Still no pictures was away all weekend.

    I measured the boat, it is just under 12ft, so not a 14 footer, just a 12 footer.

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    I went and took a few pictures and did a little more digging. The paint is not original, there was paint over the name.

    The boat is a Thornes, it looks to be exactly the same boat as my grandpa had, he used a 70s era 18 on it all the time.

    Here are some photos.




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    very nice boat.
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    The boat looks in decent shape. I'd definitely not go over the 10 hp though just to be safe.

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    Perfect sized boat for launching on Muldon Rd Fox...you'll have great fun on the Rideau with a boat like that, lots of old guys have similar boats out there. Easy to handle by yourself and will be able the traverse the weed beds with ease.
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