Well i'm sure this has been done to death, but here goes-
I have recently bought a 24ft sailboat (Robert tucker Unicorn 24) with a beam of 7'6" and is a tri keel.
She is without an inboard, so i'm considering an outboard.
Now the big question is what size?
i'm no racer, and am happy with using power when the wind is low, and my days off are numbered.
She will be sat in River Conwy, which can have quite a torrent sometimes, and needs a bit of 'umph' to fight the impeding current.
I have a nice Honda 5hp, but i feel this would be better as an auxiliary, i also have a 35 hp Johnson 2 stroke for my old fletcher speedboat.
So would the johnson be complete overkill or not?
if so, what size outboard would YOU recommend for me?
Or if the Johnson/Honda would work, what size Prop would be best?
As i said. i'm No racer, and am happy for a compromise on sail speed if it means i can use her more often with the engine.