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post #8 of Old 06-02-2015
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Re: 78 helms 24

Our first boat was a Helms 25 (older than the 24, and a swing keel). We used an 8 horsepower longshaft on an adjustable without issue. If you're just motoring in and out of the slip and marina, 4-8hp is plenty. If you plan to motor into head winds/seas in open water, I'd stick to 8hp or maybe a bit larger.

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