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Redjones
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« on: January 17, 2020, 09:22:50 pm »

I have a 2018 225 Verado with 16hrs. on a 1975 Lund Pro V.
Looking to put a 15hp Mercury Pro Kicker 20" shaft on for trolling etc.
One of the techs I have talked to about installing the kicker and all the other components up to the steering column said that I will need a separate hyd. pump for steering the kicker,that will be linked to the main motor.
I'll be the first one to say i don't know much about this motor,but I mentioned that i thought that the steering pump would run without the main motor running if the ignition was on.
He replied that Verado's had a pump that was located on the motor itself and I needed a separate Power Steering pump for the kicker if I wanted power steering to the kicker.
Is this right I'm not sure myself.
Also mentioned a 90 amp isolater and a Pro kicker bracket for the Verado,just trying to get an idea if this is sounds right.
Once again just trying to make sure that everything is done right.
Here is a picture of the estimate.

  Thanks....Greg


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chico
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2020, 10:10:57 am »

Estimate looks close to others, only question is why 15hp. What kind of water are you in, what fish are you chasing as a 9.9hp would be plenty for your boat.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2020, 12:00:58 pm »

Your right chico the 9.9 would work just fine,but the 15 is fuel injected and is able to keep the battery charged up while running the hyd. steering pump and it only weighs like 15-18 pounds more.
I'll be fishing lake Michigan,Erie,bigger water in general,the 9.9 would be great if it had the same features as the 15,just a little less hp.


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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2020, 12:39:08 pm »

Looks right if you want all the bells and whistles...

If you don't need to fish 10 hours a day.... I troll (on Erie) with a 24V Minn Kota on a 20' BW Dauntless for 7 hours no sweat @ 1.5-2.0 mph.  That install was $2500 for motor and batteries.  If I need to troll faster, or into the wind, I run the main motor and still use the autopilot on the electric motor (200 Verado with 17P prop).  So I can troll any speed from 0-40 mph, and keep the transom clean for swimming.  The trade-off is trolling range.
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