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Re: outboard




I used both a long shaft 5hp Mariner  & a 5hp Honda for several years on
Saffron before getting a 8hp.  I used the 5hp engines on at least 3 of my 2
week trips thru the San Juan & Gulf Islands without any problem. I think my
normal cruising fuel efficient speed was about 4.5 kts.  Top end was around
5.1 kts or so.  Fighting currents were just planned to be avoided if
possible.  Being on a lake should be great for the 5hp.  I even used by 2hp
Suzuki on our home lake one summer with speeds around 3kts.   Gordon
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Spencer" <bspen@xxxxxxx>
To: "San Juan mailing list" <sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2002 9:34 AM
Subject: outboard


> 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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