Motor??? - SailNet Community
 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 09-22-2012 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 35
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Motor???

Woo Hooooo ...
I thought I'd found a boat. A Capri14.2 but before I could get back, it was sold . But that is ok, ive found another!! which leads to my question. I will be looking at a MacGregor 22 that seems to be in good shape, but they want to sell me an outboard with it. What it the max weight and HP that should be used on this boat?
gnusailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 09-22-2012
Owned by Velcro
 
Ferretchaser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: On a Boat
Posts: 756
Thanks: 16
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Motor???

I would stick a 15 HP egg beater on it with e start, that way it can charge your batts as well
Ferretchaser is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 13 Old 09-22-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,260
Thanks: 3
Thanked 28 Times in 27 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: Motor???

Isn't 15 HP on a 22 footer a bit of overkill? I would say 6 HP max.
Flybyknight likes this.

Catalina 34
chuck53 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 13 Old 09-22-2012
Quirky
 
Sublime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North Texas
Posts: 592
Thanks: 5
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Motor???

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ferretchaser View Post
I would stick a 15 HP egg beater on it with e start, that way it can charge your batts as well

That's too much.


5-6 hp should be fine. 10 would be a lot. You have to think about what kind of torque the engine mount can handle. Mine maxes out with a 10 hp and it's 26' and 5,000lb displacement. Currently I have a 5 hp on it that's worked. I'd switch to 10 hp if I was in any kind of current.

This post is made from recycled electrons

A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why ships are built.

My girls:
1974 Alcort Minifish-Minifish
2001 Drascombe Lugger-Penelope
2004 Hunter 260-Miss Muffet
Sublime is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 13 Old 09-22-2012
Owned by Velcro
 
Ferretchaser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: On a Boat
Posts: 756
Thanks: 16
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Motor???

Let the wind pipe up a bit and you are going to struggle getting up against it if needs be with a 6 also I rather have a 15 trundle along then a 6 running in high revs, and as far as I know they don't do a 6 with e start and alternator.
That was my line of thought when I sugested a 15 e start
Ferretchaser is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 13 Old 09-23-2012 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 35
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Thanks for the info. I don't know what it is she has, but needed to know if I should say no if it was too big.
gnusailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 13 Old 09-23-2012 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 35
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
I'm excited... my first boat (maybe):-D ... and almost enough posts to and a pm... life is good:-)
jameswilson29 and HDChopper like this.
gnusailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 13 Old 09-23-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,260
Thanks: 3
Thanked 28 Times in 27 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: Motor???

Some years ago, my brother had a 22 Santana, fixed keel. He did just fine with a 3 HP. 6 HP is more than enough.

Catalina 34
chuck53 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 13 Old 09-23-2012
Senior Member
 
overbored's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Dana Point, Ca
Posts: 1,262
Thanks: 1
Thanked 72 Times in 72 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Motor???

Quote:
Originally Posted by gnusailor View Post
Woo Hooooo ...
I thought I'd found a boat. A Capri14.2 but before I could get back, it was sold . But that is ok, ive found another!! which leads to my question. I will be looking at a MacGregor 22 that seems to be in good shape, but they want to sell me an outboard with it. What it the max weight and HP that should be used on this boat?
the Mac 22 was originally spec'd for a max 10 HP. the Honda 9.9 has both charging and elec start. I believe the 8HP does also, get the extra long shaft model, 25" shaft. only thing your motor will be worth more then the boat.
MacGregor 22 sales brochure

"FULL TILT II" 2011 BENETEAU FIRST 30
"FULL TILT" SOVEREL 33
"GOLD RUSH" PRINDLE 16

Last edited by overbored; 09-23-2012 at 12:12 PM.
overbored is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 13 Old 09-23-2012
Remember you're a womble
 
PaulinVictoria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sidney, BC
Posts: 2,141
Thanks: 11
Thanked 55 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Motor???

A 10hp 2-stroke probably though, which would likely weigh considerably less than a 10hp four, all of which are also going to be twins. It's not the HP you really need to worry about, it's the weight on the transom.
My 24', 4000lbs (loaded) boat does just fine with an old 7.5hp Honda in all kinds of winds and current. I don't have it hooked up for charging either, every now and then I just bring the battery home and charge it here.
On a 22', 6hp would be plenty, a 4hp would probably be fine too, a 15hp beast is probably going to mean the transom takes full advantage of the foam flotation most of the time

Orange Crush
1974 C&C27 MkII

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PaulinVictoria is offline  
Quote Quick Reply 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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what Motor is this? bratzcpa Gear & Maintenance 4 08-31-2012 02:01 PM
Looking for old D.C. Motor. Please Help! KingLoon Gear & Maintenance 10 07-29-2012 10:12 AM
to motor or not smallboatlover General Discussion (sailing related) 17 08-19-2011 09:54 PM
What motor is this? cpd304 Gear & Maintenance 2 03-03-2011 07:12 PM
getting a motor for 14'' sklamar General Discussion (sailing related) 1 07-24-2002 02:56 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome