getting a motor for 14'' - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Chat  
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-22-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
sklamar is on a distinguished road
getting a motor for 14''''

I have a 14'' Catalina Omega (open cockpit with no storage) that my family wants to get a motor for because they are concerned we will get stuck without wind one day. Is it smart to get a small trolling motor for such a small boat? I am concerned about capsizing with the motor on, plus what the heck do I do with the motor when we are sailing. The spec sheet for the boat says it will take up to 2HP motor, but in reality is this a good idea? Now I have oars and arms in case we need to move without wind. What''s the call?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-24-2002
Sloopy
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
sailsail is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to sailsail
getting a motor for 14''''

HI, how are you?
you want a good ole gas motor, 2 cycle, like a small nissan, stay away from Mercury, i seem to see them in the shop (they only car about the bigger engines!) alot. if you can find an old evinrude or jonson, get that, but sadly, they don;t make the small motors any more I have a six horse evinrude that powers my sailboat, and a 9/10 horse power 1937 elto pal that I restored. the motor should be clamped on well.
I would stay away from a tralling motor, if you run out of battery power your screwed. and chargina hardare ways alot!. just tilt the motor up to store it, keep it on the boat when sailing. when it is stored just carry it away, they are only 28 pounds, only use a trolling motor if you are on small prottected lakes
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:39 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.