SailNet Community - View Single Post - What size motor for a 20ft trailer sailer?
View Single Post
post #4 of Old 12-20-2011
BarryL
Senior Member
 
BarryL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,808
Thanks: 4
Thanked 47 Times in 42 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
Hello,

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

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

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
BarryL is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome