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Re: outboard




Bob Spencer wrote:

> I am in the process of purchasing a new motor for my boat and need some
> input on the appropriate size. I seem to recall a discussion in the past
> which indicated about a 6 hp outboard was required to drive the boat to
> hull speed, but don't remember the details of what was said....maybe it was
> a 5.5 hp. Does anyone use a 5 hp outboard on their boat? If so, is that
> enough powder?
>
> All things being considered, I seem to be faced with choosing between an 8
> hp and a 5 hp. Any advice based on experience? My sailing is done on a
> moderate size inland lake, no tides, etc.
>
> Bob
>
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Have a look at Tech Tip D06.  It has the info you are looking for.


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Bob Schimmel
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