SailNet Community - View Single Post - New Sailor
Thread: New Sailor
View Single Post
post #3 of Old 03-11-2010
defrich's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 30
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Hello GF I bought a 26M last fall and sail it from Port Jeff. Enjoy it greatly.
If however , the main draw is having a decent power train: you should note that the rule of thumb ( please don't anyone go 'British History' on the origins of 'rule of thumb' ) is; a reccommended mimum of one hores to one foot. Ergo; 26 footer should have a minimum of 26 hp aux power. If you want to goose her for what ever reason, then the 60hp on my transom will get her moving ( I have clocked 16.5kts on a windless day ). I normally only use the aux for putting up and taking down the main.
We got the boat for the ability to trail and store. ( I can work on little things by going out to my back yard and tinker.

Blue Skies...
defrich is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome