Sea Sprite 23 #110 (20)
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Sea Sprite 23 Engine positions
In my ever search for a small pocket cruiser.. I have been looking at the Sea Sprite 23. Traditional looks and performance from a well known designer (Alberg) ruggedly built (some are 50 years old and still sailing) and cheap.
My question is.. I have seen four engine configuration on them and I can't find rhyme and reason for why what boats have what configuration.
Configuration 1: inboard. Seems the rarest of the engine placements and the one that gives the SS23 the best performance as it balances the boat puts the weight down low
Configuration 2: Outboard in a center well off of the stern.
Configuration 3: Outboard in an offset well off of the sterm (Seems to be to the port side of the boat)
Configuration 4: Transom hung outboard. I think this is something that has been done by owners long after the boats left the factory.
The positions of the outboard in Configurations two and three confuse me. It almost seems random which boat got a centre well and which got an offset. I checked out the Sea Sprite Website/forum and could not find an answer.
If I get one,, I am probably going to fill in the well and make a full lazerette. I would get a copy of the CD Typhoon's outboard mount and use that instead
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