Originally Posted by philipmclaren1
At the moment i have two yanmar
1 gm in each hull
, its a Catamaran
. I have the option of putting in an outboard in a central well, central cockpit, its a Heavenly Twins.
I have bought two Selva 9.9 Sail Drive one with 5 year warranty. I could do with the extra space in the hulls as we have 5 kids
and it would be great for putting stoop throughs into the aft cabins for safety.
I am at the stage in my project
where i need to decide. so thought i would put the question out there.
HI Philip, I lived on a '74 HT for two years in the 80's with my wife and kids
. I had a 25hp yamaha long shaft mounted in the outboard well center cockpit
. It was not a high thrust mdl. As long as I did not have a current
against me or going into the wind
, it worked ok. But, with any opposing current
or into the wind
, I was dead in the water
Yamaha makes a 25hp long shaft Hi-thrust mdl that weighs only 200lbs. That might work
but what do you think about keeping one of your yanmars in one hull
for extra power. You could still make a stoop tru in the other hull and a crawl thru between the two cabins in the stern.
That should work
for the kids to get to the main cabin
in foul weather
With the HT you know you are not going anywhere to fast anyway so take you time and go when wind and weather
permits. Make sure you take a para-anchor when weather gets to much for you and boat. I used my a few times in the Gulf of Mexico
when I was single
handing just to get some rest. They do work; practice with it first. Have fun; yiikes...5 kids.