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Old 05-16-2011
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Outboard Size fopr 18.5 trailer sailor

Hello all
I just purchased a Crown 18 swing keel trailer sailor..it's basically an 18.5 ft swing keel Cal 20, made by the same people in North Vancouver BC (looks exactly the same)
Probably about 1200-1300lbs displacement
I'm currently fixing up the interior(such as it is..haha)
It came with a longshaft British Seagull 40 plus (with clutch)
I like Seagulls and I have a few
I use one on my mutineer 15 ( a short shaft 40 plus) They're dependable,they start! and they're easy to fix.
Seagulls are high thrust engines meant for displacement hulls
But I wonder if this'll do the trick? I hope to sail around the gulf Islands here in BC Canada and only use it if I'm windless...or too windy
any opinions?
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