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Bob,

Correction! I read Hal Mueller's response to you and realized I had
mistakenly said the next size up from the 5 1/2 Honda Four Stroke would only
get you one more mile per hour. It will get you much more. I have motored up
to the start line with Hal Mueller in a race here in a race around San Juan
Island and he was leaving me in the dust (water actually). My guess is he
was going at least three to five knots faster than me. But I still don't
think you need that unless you are oblivious to all weather data and are
going to get caught in a squall. To do that you would probably have to sail
with your head up your butt for a considerable time. No SJ23 skipper is
going to do that after all the wisdom we have shared with them here them
here on our WebPages.!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Vande Wetering" <wwp62@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2002 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: outboard


> Bob,
>
> I use a 5 1/2 horse four cycle Honda and it is plenty of power. With 8 you
> can probably get another one mile per hour which you don't need. I have
> pushed my SJ23 all over Puget Sound and up Gulf Islands and Sunshine Coast
> of British Columbia with no problems. That includes Dodds Narrows which
you
> try to hit at Ebb Tide even if you have a 20 HP inboard as I did when I
had
> a Catalina 36. One other point is that if you do shear a prop key on some
> drift wood or bouncing over a rock, you can wrestle the 5 1/2 horse into
the
> cockpit to change the key. You couldn't do that with anything much bigger.
I
> have done that several times while fishing and sailing around my own
island
> without my dinghy.
>
> Chuck Vande Wetering
>
> ----- 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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