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Moving on up! LOL!

After 2 seasons with my Zuma, I picked up a Cape Cod Shipbuilding Mercury 15. Looking forward to using a jib. Came with a spinnaker too, but I'll wait a while on that. Has an outboard mount, any one have a horsepower recommendation?
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Re: Moving on up! LOL!

Ah, the venerable Merc!!! Many of us in Boston grew up with them at Community Boating Inc. on the Charles River.

I'd think 3-4 hp would be more than plenty, the Mercs are kind of heavy but heck, only 15 feet.

Have fun in your "plastic classic"..
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Re: Moving on up! LOL!

What about an electric motor...?
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Re: Moving on up! LOL!

"Plastic Classic", I like that! I saw on another site someone called them "bathtubs with sails"! But it was damn near being given away, and my old knees just didn't want to crawl around in the Zuma anymore. Hopefully just another step in my sailing education.
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Re: Moving on up! LOL!

I'll definitely think about a trolling motor. Plenty of room for a battery.
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Re: Moving on up! LOL!

Yeah, it's just a thought, we have a bunch of 16' sailboats up at the lake for rent and they all have trolling motors. It's enough to get you out in the wind and to maneuver around in the back coves and shallows.
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I have a trolling motor on my Vic 18 and it does fine for getting in and out of the narrow channels.
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Re: Moving on up! LOL!

If you do stick with gas a 2hp motor should be more than enough. Keeping it small will prevent it from changing the boat's balance too much.

A paddle is the cheap and reliable solution.

Half of the fun of sailing a motorless dinghy is short tacking in narrow channels.
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