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08-26-2004 11:14 AM
BarryL
Auxiliary Power

Hello,

Many early Catalina 30''s were equipped with that motor. The consensis seems to be that if you use the motor primarily for leaving / entereing the harbor, the engine is sufficient. If you use the engine for cruising when there is no wind, and / or plan on motoring long distances, like in the IWC, then it''s not sufficient.

Barry
08-24-2004 01:18 PM
hamiam
Auxiliary Power

Depends on how easily the hull is driven. For example, a modern race boat doesnt need alot of power to get upto hull speed. I have a 34'' Nicholson with a 48hp diesel; we can hit 8+ knots in flat water. Yes, its probably overkill but I do like having the extra power when i need it.
08-24-2004 12:13 PM
obiec
Auxiliary Power

I had a 33'' with a 11 hp. It would hit hull speed and was very economical. But once I was setting the hook in 40 kts wind, I had a hard time motering into it. But it all worked out.
08-20-2004 02:21 AM
GordMay
Auxiliary Power

A common rule of thumb is 1 HP of engine for every 500# of displ.- hence this boat might be be better off with 18 - 20 HP Aux.
FWIW
Gord
08-19-2004 10:07 AM
penthink
Auxiliary Power

Hello,

I am considering buying a Pearson 32 with an 11 hp Universal Diesel. I have been told that this is a terribly small engine for the boat, as I am going to use the boat primarily for coastal cruising. The displacement of this boat is about 9400 pounds. Does anyone have any experience with this or any like combination? Am I going to be horrified?

 
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