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post #1 of Old 03-01-2004 Thread Starter
natejount
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What size motor would be best (or do you have) for ...

a 23'' sailboat? I have a 15hp that''s substantially too large...i don''t need anyone on the high side on a port tack, the damn motor does the job for me!
I also have a 2hp for my dinghy, and in a couple of emergencies it HAS moved the boat, I just worry the poor little guy will die from the strain.
anyways, just wanted to take a survey of people with 22-25'' sailboats, and what in your experience has worked best with this size boat (I draw 2''11" [shoal keel] and I displace around 2600lbs) I''m looking at anything from a 4 to a 9.9, I figure...
also, will a short shaft just not work at all?
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