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Posted by profishguide on Apr 24 2006
I ran a 5 hp on my 14' drift boat for lakes and had to switch to a 3 hp to get it to troll slow enough, sea anchors would have helped slow it down. You got to remember that drift boats are made to go thru the water with the least amount of resistance, hence the banana shape of the bottom. This causes the boats nose to rise as more power is put to the rear of the boat, so you will need to add a whale tail and adjust the motor angle to help keep the boat level. A high thrust motor has a lower gear/larger prop for pushing bigger boats while trolling.
Hope this helps,

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