6 vs 8 hp four stroke outboard - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
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 > Welcome to Sailnet > Introduce Yourself
 Not a Member? 

Introduce Yourself Welcome to the Sailnet.com - The world's largest online sailing community! Tell us about yourself so we can get to know you.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-26-2009
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
slimpicknns is on a distinguished road
6 vs 8 hp four stroke outboard

I have a 1964 columbia 26 which weights around 5300 lbs. I'm kind of on the fence between buying a 6hp and 8hp Tohatsu four stroke. Since I plan on sailing on SF bay I don't want to be under powered.

Any advice?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 06-27-2009
saildork's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Posts: 295
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
saildork is on a distinguished road
Welcome aboard, Slim. I sail a Catalina 22 in protected inland waters. I have a 7.5hp 4-stroke Honda which is more motor than I need for the 2500 lbs it pushes. A friend of mine uses the same motor on his C25 which weighs over 4000 lbs. The 7.5 hp motor is better suited to his boat than it is to mine.

Just based on that, I would say that for the SF Bay, you would want the 8hp motor for your boat. Maybe some of the SF Bay sailors on the Net could give you a better idea of what would be optimum for your situation.
__________________
Sailing isn't a matter of life and death. It's much more important than that!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 06-27-2009
mstern's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 719
Thanks: 17
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 13
mstern is on a distinguished road
A 5300 lb 26 footer in those currents? 8hp, no doubt.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 06-27-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 2,245
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
sck5 is on a distinguished road
you can always go slower even if you have a bigger engine. But if you get in a bad current you want the power to be there
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Outboard Motor Bracket "not for use with 4 stroke engines" petertribo Gear & Maintenance 13 2 Weeks Ago 11:55 AM
Diesel vs 4 stroke outboard??? bugged Gear & Maintenance 21 11-28-2010 07:15 PM
The Great Stroke Debate Tom Wood Cruising Articles 0 03-31-2003 08:00 PM
Honda 4 stroke outboard mikehoyt Gear & Maintenance 4 05-24-2002 06:08 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:15 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, 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.