Sears 12 ft jon boat help

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raphelps
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Sears 12 ft jon boat help

Post by raphelps » 26 Jul 2014, 12:49

I have acquired a sears 12 ft jon boat. There is no tag on the transom and the original wood in transom has been replaced so no plate on that. The only thing I can find is on the bow. It has been painted over but can read stamped number 005512 which I assume is a serial number. Can anyone give me an idea of age or any other info you may know. Do you think it would be safe to run with a 1980 7.5 hp merc after I rework the transom?
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ggoldy
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Sears 12 ft jon boat help

Post by ggoldy » 26 Jul 2014, 17:30

I would think a 7.5 would be fine, maybe even a 10 horse. Rebuild the transom well. The weight on the back end should be the limiting factor....at least for me.
Gary
Mary Esther, Florida
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1954 and 55 Corsair 10 horse
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