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Old 14-11-2016, 09:03   #16
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Re: What size prop for 2QM15

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Stinky, we boat her in SF 5yrs ago off craigslist. She now TRIP ex Aelous. Very little history came with her, owner was always in such a hurry to get his cash and get home.
I have some pics on the flush deck thread page thingy just before we went to mexico.
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Thank you. I'll take a look at your pics. There's a 1970 Le Comte 35 for sale over on Oak Island here in wa. Beautiful boat.
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Re: What size prop for 2QM15

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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 and fuel. 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.
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