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Old 05-08-2013, 07:55   #1
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Is a motor under 1000 euros good enough for my needs?

I own a Topcraft 420 Comfort and I need a boat. I use it to go out for fun in the weekends or few hours during the week.



Since I have zero experience, (I underline zero), I was thinking to avoid to buy a second hand motor to avoid bad surprises. I don't need a powerful motor, I prefer a cheap motor that can last for years without giving me troubles.

I've seen few models under 1000 euros, such as a SUZUKI DF 2,5 for 849 euros.

Do you think such engine is good enough for me?
Or should I consider to spend a little bit more for the engine?

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Old 05-08-2013, 08:28   #2
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Re: Is a motor under 1000 euros good enough for my needs?

you will probably need a long shaft motor for that boat,and a minimum of 9.9 hp,

also looking at the photo there is no provision for a tiller steered engine,so you may have to go bigger for the wheel steering to work
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Re: Is a motor under 1000 euros good enough for my needs?

There may be a plate on the transom (or else look up specs online) where it says how big engine (max) can be used.

You can use any smaller engine, your max speed will be lower then.

You need a bigger engine if you want the boat to plane.

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Re: Is a motor under 1000 euros good enough for my needs?

Thanks, yeah, it says max. 10 pk (by the way is pk = hp ?)
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Thanks, yeah, it says max. 10 pk (by the way is pk = hp ?)
that may refer to 10 persons,10 hp seems rather small for a wheel steered boat i would think 50 hp motor would suit that vessel
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