My Seawind 1000 with one meter sugar scoops hits about 6.8 maybe 6.9 in flat water
and no current
. A very similar boat with four foot sugar scoops was hitting 7.1 or so under the same conditions. Motoring into a 12-15 knot
wind and a three knot
current I could hit five knots in light 2-3 foot seas.
I suspect the 25s would be an advantage against wind and current, but I thought the whole idea was to pick the right weather
window and avoid the bad stuff.
In any case you want the long shafts high thrust mods and I am not sure you can get that on the 25 Honda.
In any sort of seaway boats are subject to the prop going in and out of the water
, especially with an outboard. If that happens it really does not matter what motor
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