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post #4 of Old 12-20-2011
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when I had a Catalina 22 I used a 4 HP motor and I never wished for more power. The boat weighed about 2000 lbs, so I would say that WanderingStar's formula is correct.

Lastly, a long shaft is more important than more HP from a short shaft. A big motor that comes out of the water in waves / chop won't work as well as a 4HP that is in the water when you need it.


Barry Lenoble
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY

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