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3.5 HP outboard for Venture 21? (vs. 8HP)

My V21 came without a motor and I sold my 2HP Honda with my V17. I got an 8HP Nissan long (2 stroke) for the V21 but haven't tried it on that boat yet.

On the local lakes I'd be fine with an egg beater or a paddle, but I get to the Chesapeake and sail in real waves and wind now and then.

I have the opportunity to get a 3.5 Tohatsu Long Shaft - will that be sufficient?

My 2HP was great on the 17 so I'm thinking a boat that's 25% larger a motor that's 75% more powerful should be great. (I'm sure the calculations can't be that simple, but it's a good start)

Am I on the right track? Anyone have any "performance" data for a 3.5 on a V21 or V22? (can you get hull speed at 1/2 throttle?, etc)

Keep the expenses low and the good times high.

S/V Waitara
Venture 21
PA Freshwater / Chesapeake
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