Doesn't sail enough
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Eastern Med
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Re: Outboards and sailboat balance question
I had a 10HP 2-stroke Mariner that probably weighed 50-60lb on my Siren 17. Never felt it caused balance issues - don't see why it would, considering it was right off a square transom and 150+lb adults sat right next to it (on a boat that weighs 750lb dry, just over half a WWP 19!).
It was far more horsepower than needed for hull speed. The Siren will plane (or close) but the rudder became impossible at high speeds due to prop wash.