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  • marksrv6
    Dec 1, 2011
      Thanks Chris, I thought I might get away with a 2.5hp!
      What do you think?

      Mark

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      > --- In privateer20@..., "marksrv6" <mark@> wrote:
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      > > Hi, my name is Mark and I have just acquired a privateer 20 and will be titavating her up for the spring, I Sail on the Norfolk Broads and would like to know what would be a suitable outboard, taking into account the max speed in most places is only 4mph and what length of shaft?
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      > Hello Mark - welcome to the forum!
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      > You need a long shaft motor. This brings the skeg on the outboard just above the level of the bottom of the keel, which is great for confident motoring in shallow water! An extra-long shaft would be better in rough conditions, but with the engine set in a well you have to remember that it can't tilt very far if you hit the bottom..... I have a 6hp Nissan/Mariner/Tohatsu four stroke on Bluebelle, with a high-thrust prop. This gives more than enough power and I would think 4hp with a suitable prop, would be adequate. At 27kg my engine is heavy and awkward to handle - something lighter would be a bonus. Having said that, the 4,5 and 6hp Mariners all weigh the same - so it's worth doing a bit of research...
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      > Cheers - Chris
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