Thanks for the credit, but it is Cat's suggestion. I was just wondering why it was not picked up onWind Chime wrote:Hey Ray,NiceAft wrote:This bit of advice seems to have been glanced over. Unless your doing motoring in some major currents, that size motor will work well.Catigale wrote:Ps....you can slap a 9.9 HP onto your boat to close out the season...get a used one and unload it next year.
No installation costs!!
Sorry, your great idea was not overlooked but I should have replied back. In fact, I have been watching to see if there is a smaller engine(9.9-25hp) to buy for the rest of the season then re-sell. We have a Merc 2.2hp for our walker bay tender, and a Evinrude 4hp for our 12-foot flat bottom crab and fish boat, but I would not want to go out into our local Pacific currents and weather with less than a 9.9hp (as you suggest).
Other issue is time, our Suzuki DF50 is in the shop in 50 pieces waiting for me to call to give the green light to rebuild. Or, he will install a different engine that we find, and keep the broken Suzuki in lue of payment of installation and time already spent to take a part and assess the damage.