View Full Version : WANTED... 4-6 HP motor

01-25-2011, 02:57 PM
I am looking for a 4-6 hp motor for my little 12 ft boat. I have been using just an electric motor to get around which is fine for some of the local lakes but I really need something gas powered to get where I need to go so that the wind doesn't always win, any help would be appreciated. Thanks guys

01-26-2011, 08:16 AM
The small Honda's seem to be fine motors, but I'm no motor whiz. Maybe if you re-post this under 'Boats, Motors & Gear' you will better advice.


01-26-2011, 05:59 PM
I use a 5 HP Briggs & Stratton on my 12 foot boat. It's a very good, reliable motor and is considerably cheaper than Mercury, Honda, Nissan and other motors. I think because these other motors have more name recognition. The only drawback of the Briggs and Stratton is that it doesn't have a "lock in position tilt feature". It all depends on how important that feature is to you.


Duffel bag
01-30-2011, 11:37 PM
I have a 5 hp Briggs & Stratton sitting out back. It was used one season about three years ago. I will get it out and put it through an operational check if you’re interested in it.

01-31-2011, 12:21 PM
Yes I am very interested in your 5hp motor. What year is it and what price range would you be looking to sell it at? Thanks for the post back

Duffel bag
02-01-2011, 12:47 AM

I sent you a PM…I think.

Let me know if you got it.