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    I have always carried a paddle on my 15 and 16ft boats, but this 2252 is bigger. It is also higher off the water. I dont see me doing much paddling. Should I invest in a kicker or trolling motor for emergencies?

    #2
    Yes. I have a 7.5 on my 2160.

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      #3
      9.9-15 is whant you want

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        #4
        rampeyboy wrote:
        I have always carried a paddle on my 15 and 16ft boats, but this 2252 is bigger. It is also higher off the water. I dont see me doing much paddling. Should I invest in a kicker or trolling motor for emergencies?
        we carry 2 paddles on our Zodiac as well as the kicker... you never know.. ours are 8 ft... you can never be over stocked if something happens in the kicker motor while out using it beach combing:worth.. we have a kicker mounted on the swimstep when not in use for the zodiac.. we use it to troll our 3888 also.. its a 6horse

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          #5
          I thought a paddle was required in most circumstances? I have a little bitty vessel so i have one of those collapsable bass pro paddles. But I imagine that in a larger vessel you would still need a paddle for pushing off lock walls, something to extend your reach when pushing, or heaven forbid helping pull someone back toward the boat?

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            #6
            JasonS wrote:
            But I imagine that in a larger vessel you would still need a paddle for pushing off lock walls, something to extend your reach when pushing, or heaven forbid helping pull someone back toward the boat?
            I have a boat hook for this, 4-8ft long.... Had a paddle on the last 17ft boat and tried to paddle. You won't move it anywhere, drifting with the wind is a lot faster. I think they are mandatory in AZ but......

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              #7
              I just never go "Up the creek".
              Jim McNeely
              New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
              Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
              Brighton, Michigan USA
              MMSI # 367393410

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                #8
                No paddles on anything larger than 16'.

                If you doubt this advice, buy a paddle and try paddling your 22'.

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                  #9
                  Better to carry a roll of kaibo tickets, in case you're up $chitt creek, without that paddle...
                  Jeff & Tara (And Ginger too)
                  Lake Havasu City, AZ
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                    #10
                    I've paddled my 2252. Yea it sucks but it will move, a little. It sort of reminds me of paddling a canoe with your hands:hor- Still, if push comes to shove you can move it fairly well as long as you are heading with the wind and current. Going against either well forget it. Time to call in a favor and get one of your buddies to come and drag you home.

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                      #11
                      Having paddled a 18' crestliner over a mile as a kid with my brother when the engine overheated from crabbing, i can attest paddling works. I remember quite well the burn in my arms from it thou. We did have oars so the handles were a bit longer then a paddle. I also remember wanting to strangle my father for turning down a tow. Pretty sure Ive blocked out the reason he gave the captain of the other boat.

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                        #12
                        Thanks for confirmation. I thought it would be pretty useless, aand mostly just in the way. I have a mount (for a small motor?) on the back of my 15 ft bowrider. Maybe I will move it to the 2252 and save the paddling for the bowrider!

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                          #13
                          I carry a paddle but it is to keep the wife in line......
                          Boatless at this time

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                            #14
                            rampeyboy wrote:
                            I have always carried a paddle on my 15 and 16ft boats, but this 2252 is bigger. It is also higher off the water. I dont see me doing much paddling. Should I invest in a kicker or trolling motor for emergencies?
                            You don't have your location in your signature so it is difficult to say if you need one or not in Canada the reg changed and for your boat 2 paddles are required or 2 oars with oar locks.

                            Ken
                            300SD all options sold.

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                              #15
                              if you have a smaller boat you are probably carrying either skis or an electric trolling motor.

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