Re: Kicker advice
one of the first things is how fast do you want to troll, and at what rpm do you want to troll at. the main difference between mfg. is the gear ratio of the out drive here is a list of 9.9 hp 4 strokes and there final ratio
Yamaha 2.92-1 lowest gear ratio
evenrude 2.42-1 *
Johnson 2.42-1 *
mercury 2.42-1 *
H onda 2.33-1
Suzuki 2.08-1 *
Tohatsu 2.08-1 *
Nissan 2.00-1 highest ratio
as you can see with the same prop and same rpm the Yamaha is going to be the slowest and the Nissan the fastest if you hate having your eng at a complete idle to troll you can choose an eng with a lower gear ratio and be able to bump up the idle and keep the slow speed, prop change can help on the higher gear ratio but with that same prop it won't troll as slow as the Yamaha just something to think about when making your choice. dfly
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Last edited by dragonfly; 07-29-2012 at 04:47 PM.