Originally Posted by Cheechako
Nope not enough. 40 hp at least. In a wind chop with that boat with a lot of windage etc it's going real slow.
Sailboatdata says that boat has a 34 WL and weighs 24k pounds... which means it may weigh as much as 30k pounds in reality...
I agree. I had a Pearson 365
which theoretically weighed 18 000 pounds but in reality weight about two or three tons more than that.
It had a 40 horsepower Westerbeke
and not one of those 40 horsepower was unneeded. You don't need all of them often -- for easy motoring in calm weather
you might only need 10 horsepower. But when the going gets tough, the requirement for horsepower goes up exponentially. In my opinion, 20 horsepower is far too little for that boat.
My Dad had one of those Morgans, and like the Pearson
, it was not the greatest sailing boat in the world. You will motor
a lot. Get the bigger motor for sure.