Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-02-2011, 18:53   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 34
Sail Outboard Engines ?

Hello; I'm new here and I'm looking for a bit of help. I need to get a new outboard for my Sailboat. I have seen a post or two about them but nothing current.

Has anyone ever had any luck or bad luck with these?

Thanks
__________________

__________________
Campbellcruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 19:06   #2
Registered User
 
Mark1977's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Halifax, N.S Canada
Boat: Tanzer 26, Walk22
Posts: 930
what size and model of boat do you have? what size or make of motor are you thinking of? more info please....
__________________

__________________
Mark1977 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 19:56   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 34
I have a 27' Cal. 22' at waterline, 6700 lbs ballast. 9.25' beam.
__________________
Campbellcruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 20:13   #4
Registered User
 
s/v Moondancer's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Fiji but heading for Alaska
Boat: Tayana 55
Posts: 1,225
The longer the shaft the better. Buy an extra long shaft model, the prop will spend more time in the water.
__________________
Phil

"Remember, experience only means that you screw-up less often."
s/v Moondancer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 20:25   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 34
Has anyone heard of "Sail" brand outboards?
__________________
Campbellcruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 20:30   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bundaberg, Australia
Boat: 57ft Steel Expedition Vessel
Posts: 173
We have seen them a bit in Australia but I dont know of anyone with one nor do I know anything about them. We replaced our inboard 7hp Volvo with an 8hp longshaft merc. Awesome motor, not very expensive, quiet, and faster than the original inboard.

Damien
__________________
Dame.n.Jess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 21:07   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 679
The answer depends on where you sail and what you'll be using the motor for. If it's just for coming into and exiting your berth and club waters, the outboard is fine. Same if you're motoring on protected waters like lakes and rivers.

But in any sort of seaway, it won't do the job. Against tide and wind in a chop you'll be going nowhere. The prop will spend much time out of the water, it won't grip and therefore it won't work.

Maybe you could cut through the cockpit and hull to make a well; many seem to get by with this setup. But if you haven't yet got a power plant, go inboard diesel. A little 10hp or similar would do it, and you can often get good second hand ones cheap. (<3K).
__________________
Wand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 09:48   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 34
No..... The decision for an outboard is made.

My question is does any one have any experience with "sail" brand outboards.
__________________
Campbellcruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 09:54   #9
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: UK/Portugal
Posts: 20,203
Images: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to boatman61
pirate

Never heard of them... sure your not thinking of Saildrives...??
__________________


Born To Be Wild
boatman61 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 10:23   #10
Registered User
 
crashkahuna's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: So. Calif
Boat: Catalina 28
Posts: 124
Images: 20
Looks ok from their website but not a lot of info there. Get a 4 stroke and long shaft. I had Nissan 4 stroke on my old boat and it worked great (for a lake boat). It would be nice to have engine controls in cockpit. $1700 for a 4 stroke 15hp motor seems pretty low.
__________________
crashkahuna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 17:17   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 679
I'd never heard of them either but, at those prices, have to say thanks for the tip. Another new China product helping to keep inflation low. At under $3K for all 15hp 4 stroke options, you'd be a mug not to try one. It's not as though it's new and complicated technology; I'd expect they'd be just fine. If you do go with them, I hope you post your views after some experience.

For others, some info is here.
__________________
Wand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 17:29   #12
smj
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2007
Boat: Searunner 38 catamaran
Posts: 3,654
Best bet would probably be the Yamaha 9.9 high thrust 4 stroke. It comes In a xl shaft and is purposely built for pushing displacement boats with a larger prop than usual.
__________________
smj is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 17:32   #13
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Cruising NC, FL, Bahamas, TCI & VIs
Boat: 1964 Pearson Ariel 'Faith' / Pearson 424, sv Emerald Tide
Posts: 1,531
Arrow

'Sail' brand outboards are the Chinese made Yamaha copies.

I have no experience with them, but would not spend much money on them.

Never buy Chinese when it counts, probably not motors... absolutely not ground tackle.

Home Page
Quote:
SAIL OUTBOARD MOTORS, is one of the fastest growing marine products in the industry world wide, including Germany, Sweden, Australia, USA,Canada and the world wide. Sail Outboards are Yamaha parts compatible, but parts are offered by Sail Outboards Worldwide at approximately half the cost.
__________________

__________________
s/v 'Faith' is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
outboard, sail

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mahe 36: Engines Eleven Fountaine Pajot 195 14-08-2017 00:06
Gas engines David Snyder General Sailing Forum 6 15-04-2016 17:48
Who Knows About Diesel Outboard Engines ? Exiles Engines and Propulsion Systems 8 24-01-2011 09:50
Mercury outboard book? Or just outboard? Jack Long The Library 2 17-09-2008 09:33
Two Engines Jackstee Multihull Sailboats 8 31-01-2007 09:26



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:50.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.