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post #7 of Old 03-02-2004
maxcontax
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What size motor would be best (or do you have) for ...

I think that 2 to 2.5 HP per 1,000 lbs of loaded boat is current wisdom on powering displacement boats, but it is quite important to get the long leg shaft. My cruising equipped C-22 is powered by a 4 stroke Nissan 6 hp long shaft and it has proven itself in whitecaps and 30+ knot headwinds to be enough power. The 2 HP Evinrude with conventional leg was OK on flat water, slow--but got me into trouble in winds.
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