Seeking to get some enter on a alternative I have to have to make. I am re powering my Dolphin Superskiff. It’s from the late 80’s so it’s a fiberglass hull no composites.
The deadrise is 18 degrees, hull body weight is close to 650#, centre console, bow trolling motor, grp. 27 battery in the console and a small agm to crank the engine. In addition to the more battery I am a minimalist with my gear.
I currently run a 60 hp mercury 2 stroke. I get a best pace of 34 mph by myself with the 2 stroke.
I am hunting to replace it with a Yamaha or Mercury four stroke.
Of study course I want to conserve a $ and nevertheless exploring which manufacturer I’ll at some point select.
In the meantime on the other hand, I was questioning if a 40 hp four stroke will get the work accomplished. I completely fish myself and yet another angler. On a unusual celebration I’ll have yet another angler on board as very well.
I will not go earlier mentioned 60 hp. Ive tried using contacting Dolphin in Princeton, but no reply and I’m not in Miami and almost never get down there anymore.
Velocity is not automatically my concern, gas economic system and dependability are.
Thanks pretty a lot for any enter you can add.