Roger that. Like I said if pickers we're chosers a 6.0 is the best choice.
I'm just gonna disagree and say a true chooser goes aluminum 6.2.
and with my boat being 7ft wide it has me limited to how big of a prop that I can turn which is at a maximum of 78 inches if I have everything figured out right on that
Congratulations on the new build, I suggest you stick with your plan of staying cheap with the pullout L83 for now, focus on building the boat for future motor options, they all fit the same template as the 5.3.
While you didn't post details of the new hull, stand by on settling on the 78" limit and watch my thread. I think I got the 80" prop/2.68 gear solution figured out for my build, a weekend of sand blasting helps with the thinking. I rented the water sand blaster again for this weekend with another 30 bags of sand to clean out the inside of my hull, so details are coming.
Say it ain't so RJ ☹️ first Slidin and now you!!
Kwan I’ll continue to run the little 170 on my Stossel until I have everything to completely do the build
You need to write this down for future reference, cause this is how Men think. Kid ain't gonna be down for what is it? 3 years of Southern NO-AIRBOAT for you now?? No Sir, Kid is gonna ride and slide while building the ultimate sled. See, Kid is a thinker, ya always gotta be building the next boat while you still got a runnin boat!
3 years from now, the Kid's gonna be trying to decide to either rebuild the 170 Stossel or sell it and start the next new build.
3 years from now, Kwan's gonna be blown up the weekend we are supposed to go for a ride, so I will have to put the 3rd rider grass rake jump seat down low for ya.
A buddy of mine once told me "only dogs should ride there."