Originally Posted by Island Time O25
Wouldn't 14HP be too little power for a 16,000lbs boat, never mind the prop specs? My other boat a 36' is about 18,000lbs and has 3-blade prop on a 32HP engine
which IMO is barely enough.
Rule of thumb in 2 horsepower per 1000 pounds including supplies, water
. This is more horsepower than needed for hull speed
, but if you going into the wind
and waves, the extra horsepower is nice to have.