SailNet Community - View Single Post - Dingy Outboard Motor
View Single Post
post #2 of Old 01-13-2003
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Dingy Outboard Motor

I couldn''t tell u the main difference between a 4 & 2 cycle. I''ve noticed that 4 cycle are alot heavier weight than 2 cycle, therefore tougher to transfer from the sailboat to the dingy, so i''d stay with the lighter. As for how many horsepower, u said u have an 8ft dingy, i''ll assume it''s soft bottom or u would have specified. You most likely won''t be able to plane in a soft bottom, so i''d stick to something around a 5HP (or less), again because of weight, but also price. More horse power probably won''t result in a faster ride. On the transom of most dingy''s it will specify what the max HP engine the boat will hold, i''d be careful about going over that. Good luck.
asailor is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome