I'm pretty much new here
Just bought a MFG 19 (LOA -19, 1600 lbs, LWL-17)
It has an outboard mount but no engine.
So what would be a good motor to get to make sure I can do my hull speed on something like Great Lakes?
I was reading different posts, got some ideas, don't want to go overboard, but I want to be able to do my hull speed (5.5kts?) even in 2-3 footers (if possible).
I'm thinking and looking at 4 HP 4 strokes like Nissan or Mercury, they seem to be the same engine but I like Mercury better for some reason.
Few more questions, what my fuel consumtion is going to be like?
Being new to sailing, I'm I correct to assume sailing is pretty much limited to 5.5 kts or is it possible to go a little faster?