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Old 10-06-2013, 10:32   #1
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Outboard on 1974 Pearson 10m?

Outboard on 1974 Pearson 10m? Hi. I just won an awesome Pearson 10m on auction at Ebay in great condition at an unbelievable price! It has sails, but no engine, and the mast has base/step corrosion. I may not be able to fix this right away to sail her and yet I can't afford an inboard at this time. I need to move it from its yard in CT mid July and plan on motoring her down the ICW to Tampa, Florida with my 2 teen kids, where we now live, and then refit. Could I do this, and how much power would I need? Any suggestions, thoughts etc. would be very appreciated!!
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:33   #2
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Re: Outboard on 1974 Pearson 10m?

Long time sailboat review writer Jack Horner recommends 2 hp per 1000lbs.

see example: BoatUS - Boat Reviews - Bristol 29.9

data on 10M:

PEARSON 10M sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

if you do mount an outboard make sure you get that bracket low...............
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Re: Outboard on 1974 Pearson 10m?

(but) You would probably be okay with a 15hp 4 stroke long or extra long shaft outboard.

I have a 5hp on my 6600 lb Bristol 27, and it does fine except if I am straight into a 15 plus knot wind in say 3' bay waves in a confined channel which can cause the boat to hobbyhorse.

Intracostal waterway though you should be fine..............
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