Yes 10' is about max for our 33' I'd pull it right upon to the mother ship for passage
I see the Dart 310 is rated to 8 but a tad heavy. I've also noticed some older Stacers that people claim are sub 45kg and rated to 15hp (3.1) but I'm a little leery of thinking 3.1 is an exact equivalent to its imperial measurement. Some appear to be almost 12' and other 3.1m are around 10'
I have a plan to deal with the instability etc and make more seaworthy
Ill just say I on e went fishing
with a fellow that had a 10' well he said 10 but maybe it was an 11? and a 15hp yammy 2st not sure it was legal
he had a few motors and said lets take the 15 today.
It was an old tinny low sided but had a bit of a deeper v all the way to the transom. I'm not sure what brand when we dragged it, it was very light tide was out and we pulled it across the flats pretty easily.
Now was 15hp too much? Probably that thing hooked like a rocket. But actually felt pretty stable. On the way back from fishing
and crabbing the weather picked up and there's a section that gets some big swells through it even though still in protected waters.
Well he just about kept it WOT off and on jumping from wave too to wave top prop out of the water as much as it was in. Okay at that point I thought we would flip and die or drown for sure. But after we got back I couldn't help but be impressed with what that little combo did and handled. Now ill likely out a 9.8 on it cause if a 15hp 2 guys and gear can go like that then a 9.8 would be plenty.
So I'm fairly confident that I can get something close to what I want. But I just don't know what models to look for. Likely the gems are older models, maybe ill have to go up in weight slightly. BTW I've ruled out the dart as its 8hp rated
The nipper is 15hp rated but is also solid sided thicker bottom and so 65kg or something like that.
Devillehand seem to make some prospects but again not sure which models may fit the bill.
If I had to guess which one my old buddy once owned that we went on that day. My memory wants to think he me ruined Stessel but I'm struggling to remember how to spell Stessel so that should tell ya something ;-)