boat length for 40hp

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boat length for 40hp

Postby cut-emnova » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:49 am

Looking to upgrade my boat from a riveted 16' to a welded 16-18'. i currently have a 40hp yammie EFI. Would this motor be sufficient for a welded 18ft boat with 3 guy and gear or should i stick with a 16-17?
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Re: boat length for 40hp

Postby nathanjr. » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:43 pm

no
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Re: boat length for 40hp

Postby lattehead » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:45 pm

if the hull is a 1848 the 40 should be satisfactory. the extra length will help to carry a load better than a shorter boat. if you go with a wider boat such as a 1860(which is a common hull in 18ft) then i would put a 60hp on it.
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Re: boat length for 40hp

Postby handyandy » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:32 pm

a 16ft of any sort should be fine with a 40 a 18ft not so much as stated before a 1848 would be ok but if I were going 1860 I'd want at least a 60 if not a 90.
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