Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Truckee, CA
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I had a Coronado 25, about 4,500 lbs, i think. Started with a 6HP
2 stroke which was OK for calm conditions. Changed to a 15 HP
which was more than enough for the high head winds and steep chop
in San Francisco Bay. 6HP may be enough for your boat depending
on its weight and windage. Don't know what your sailing conditions
are or your motor mount configuration. If it is transom mounted,
suggest you get the longest shaft with a high thrust prop that will fit.
I think there may be very little weight difference between a 6HP
and an 8HP motor? In my opinion,FWIW, when things get nasty one
can never have too much power.