Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Francisco Bay area
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Re: Dinghy outboard rec.
My 8ft 6" Achilles will take up to 6hp. It seems that you either need the full 6hp to get it to plane, or give up on planing and go for 2 to 3hp and have a lightweight engine that's easy to handle.
I did the latter and got a Suzuki 2.5 4 stroke. Can't say I like it very much. I had a Tohatsu 3.5 4 stroke on my last boat, and it was much better.
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay