Join Date: May 2008
Location: Los Angeles area
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
Rail Mounted OB Motor - How Big is Too Big?
I am getting ready to hit Catalina Island for the first time aboard my C36. For the Channel Islands I usually tow my dinghy behind with the motor attached. The trip to Catalina is about 60 miles, so I thought I would keep my dinghy on deck. The OB that I am going to use is a Nissan 9.9 2-stroke. It weighs about 80 pounds. Is that too much weight for the stern railing to handle for a day?
I could always tow the dinghy with the motor attached, but that is a fairly long haul and I would hate to run into problems.
Thanks in advance, Bill
Odyssey, '79 CSY 44 Cutter
Channel Islands, CA
"There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage."