3121Re: [AtkinBoats] Re: Power for Ninigret continued
- Nov 5 7:05 AMThanks a lot, JJ! That's really good info, based on actual experience. I'm
pleased that Ninigret goes along fine with the 25 hp. Merc. I don't
recall, is that a 4-stroke Merc? There are advantages to having extra
power for a load, but it always comes with extra weight -- extra weight
just where you don't want it, even when the engine is in a well. That's
especially a concern with today's heavy, bulky motors. I'll again
recommend the Bartender group for it's discussions about putting modern
outboards into a boat designed when motors were smaller and lighter:
On Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:13:28 -0700, JJ wrote:
> The Ninigret does very well with the Bigfoot 25 and 4-6 aboard. I've
> found that the key element, with its semi-displacement hull design, is
> balancing the load and keeping weight out of the stern. That's why a
> reasonably light motor works so well. I tried a Merc 50 in a Ninigret
> and that was overkill, stern-heavy, and the motor's "dog house"
> I put most gear and 2 folks (or more) in the cuddy; becasue it's open to
> the cockpit they don't feel isolated. I also carry two fold-up chairs to
> use benind the stearing/co-pilot fixed seats.
> A point to note is that the Merc Bigfoot is beefier than the standard
> 25hp; it was intented to push pontoon boats with its biggger prop. The
> crankshaft is a brute.
> Good luck with your new motor. I think that ninigret's hull weight and
> design accomodates a relatively wide range of power units.
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