Hi there everybody,
I have a 30' Newport
Atomic 4 i just found out is going to have to be pulled out and rebuilt, but there is no way i have the money
to do the job right now...maybe at the end of the year. But what I can afford is a reasonably priced outboard
to hold me off and actually let me get the boat out this season. I know i want something in the 10-15 horsepower range (I'm leaning more towards 15) but I am wondering if there are any other specs I need to know about choosing the right outboard
? I don't know about shaft length or prop?? The boat has a small lowering outboard rack where there used to sit a little 9.5HP. Could I possibly mount a 15 on it? and would it have to be a longshaft? Does any one know any good articles on proper measurement and sizing for outboards for sailboats?
Any advice or information is greatly appreciated.
Thanks a bunch to all for looking,