Originally Posted by HappyMdRSailor
I have a 4 hp Seagull you can have..... IF...
You promise to take video and post it every time you need it to start...
Deal! I will arrange shipping
. Seagull racing
is Bermuda's premier motor
sport event. I've been looking for an engine
but the ones here go for a premium.
On another note, i've used that formula before when calculating the max horsepower for a boat i've been building. In reality the weight is more important than the horsepower itself, so while you might only be able to fit a 2hp 4-stroke on her you might get away with a 4hp 2-stroke. IMO if you are anywhere near what the manufacturer's recommend then you are well within the realms of safety
. Not sure about laws where you are though. Here there are none regarding capacities. I recently saw a 13-foot whaler (dauntless model) with a souped-up 60 on it, and a friend of mine built an 8-foot stepped-hull beast of a boat out of 1/4" ply and epoxy
(total weight of hull
, 40lbs) and is currently upgrading it from a 40hp outboard
to a 50hp inboard (evinrude e-tec powerhead) with a 25"-pitch prop. Should be fun (and is somehow still legal :-) )