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post #19 of Old 09-14-2012
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Re: 4hp outboard motor questions

jboat is getting a 19ft daysailer, not an offshore boat for crashing through major inlets. A lightweight 4hp is all the boat really needs. Tohatsu makes 3.5hp motors that would be sufficient for a lightweight daysailer.

Larger heavier motors would add excessive weight to the stern without producing any additional speed.

All the boat needs is enough power to produce modest progress against a tidal current.

Jboat, I think is getting a Flyingscot, these boats are lightweight and fly in the gentlest breeze on the Delaware river, and are less effected by the currents than a full keel or deep keel boat.

With more experience this is a boat that can be used on the river without a motor.

1970 Havsfidra 20 by Fisksatra
On the Delaware River at Fox Grove Marina Essington PA
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