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  I had a 2hp Mercury long ago
  Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Nov-21-12 1:36 AM (EST)
 

Used it on my MR Explorer and zoomed all over north San Francisco bay around Sausalito, Tiburon and San Quentin prison. Pretty dangerous now that I think back on it.

I recommend a wide canoe with Sumo secondary stability. The Explorer is 16' x 3', a solid, non-tippy size.

The main problem was major trim imbalance if I sat in the rear seat with the motor back there. Since the canoe is symmetrical, I found I could sit straddling the bow seat with the motor mounted on the bow-now-stern and sort of still reach the handle.

Finally, I rigged some sort of extension handle with plastic pipe or something, so I could sit in the wide cane center seat I had installed for solo paddling. That way, I could steer but couldn't reach the throttle or other controls.

Outa control in Frisco -- just the way it should be. The sweet bird of youth.

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