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RE: outboard




Hi , I sail on the hudson river and we do get 5 to 6 knots tide , I have 8.5
hp , it gets me to hull speed and more , the more is to get me away from 200
feet barges doing 8 knots..
michel tcherevkoff sailing RED .

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Bob Spencer
> Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2002 12:35 PM
> To: San Juan mailing list
> 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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