Originally Posted by emeraldsea
Cool little boat )
8-9.9 high thrust, long shaft, or extra long shaft. You will want to check the weight rating your outboard bracket as they often are not made for the heavier 4 strokes.
New heavy duty ones are not cheap
, but the only other option is bolting a custom aluminum
bracket to your transom. Then you might have to get the engine
with hydrolic lift
, and if your going that far, you might as well run a steering
cable and controls. Otherwise a tiller extension will work.
J24s around here (24 feet ~30000 lbs) run anything from 3-5hp as kickers just to get off the moorings and such. 3hp suckie - 5 knots calm, 2 knots chop, 5 hp "ok" - 5 1/2 knots calm, 4 knots chop.
If you are looking for power that will stand duty for the 25hp for any appreciable time and there is any chop, you will be happier with 9.9. However, you should check as the some motors weigh in the same for a range of hp. If the 15hp model is the same motor
, weight etc. and just rerated you may as well get 15, except for the cost of course...
Either way 5hp too small imo...