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Old 02-12-2016, 07:58   #16
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Re: Outboard Size For Dingy

The best size motor for cruising is one that can be easily deployed and stored after use. A larger/heavier motor may meet your speed requirements but may be unmanageable to mount/remount safely on a rocking/rolling dinghy in windy/choppy conditions. If you are sailing with a female, can your partner deploy the motor in an emergency if you are unable? Good luck and safe sailing.
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It makes sense to think of two engines, for a serious cruiser..say a 4/6 hp and a 20 hp if room is available
10hp is heavy without having enough allowance for any extra weight, or person...
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It makes sense to think of two engines, for a serious cruiser..say a 4/6 hp and a 20 hp if room is available
10hp is heavy without having enough allowance for any extra weight, or person...
Can't think of any yacht tender I've seen which has a transom wite enough for two engines. Fifteen footers maybe ??
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Yes, I know. I'm slow....half asleep. Wont be making that mistake for a while . Sorry Tbird.
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It makes sense to think of two engines, for a serious cruiser..say a 4/6 hp and a 20 hp if room is available
10hp is heavy without having enough allowance for any extra weight, or person...

I have a 20 and am thinking get a 2.5 for a second, a 4 or 6 won't plane my dink so if you give up planing, go as light as possible. I doubt there would be much speed difference
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Yes, I know. I'm slow....half asleep. Wont be making that mistake for a while . Sorry Tbird.
One of the two is meant to stay on the lazarette, or below deck :-)
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One of the two is meant to stay on the lazarette, or below deck :-)
Sorry TBird. Now the whole bloody forum knows how slow I am.
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