Originally Posted by Nicholson58
Sounds lime our Caribe with a Merc 15 2-stroke. I think a full throttle start will flip it over backwards and its goosey as heck on the steering
. Full out on flat water
is like you say - s#+%.
We sized the motor at the transom maximum in order to have enough power to get the boat out of trouble if needed. I am considering adding a 1.5 or 2 for normal use & store the 15.
used to own a caribe 3.5 with a yamaha 15 hp twin carbie model. Only dink Ive ever been in where i felt the need to use the outboard
lanyard on my wrist in case i was thrown out (came close but never happened)
They are fast but the flat hull
makes em skittish as hell - throw in some chop and its like a thrill ride at times.
Right now ive got a heavy twin skin deep V hull avon
and while stable it needs 9hp just to get on a plain with one up. added the wings and planes with 2 up but not 3. Dont need the lanyard though.
The dink you are mating the engine
to will make a big difference.