SailNet Community - View Single Post - need advice w/ g26
View Single Post
  #3  
Old 01-13-2012
jimq26's Avatar
jimq26 jimq26 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 86
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 14
jimq26 is on a distinguished road
You have to be kidding - right?

Faster is right - a 50 hp outboard would be ridiculous.

First off - it won't fit in the engine cutout in the transom, if you got it to fit somehow, the entire G-26 transom would break apart when the engine went into gear. The weight would have the stern way below the water line. A larger engine will not make the boat move any faster - it won't plane no matter what you put on it.

The maximum engine size for a G-26 would be under 10hp. A 9.8 four stroke with a 4 blade prop moves the boat comfortably at hull speed running at about half throttle.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook