3124Re: Power for Ninigret continued
- Nov 11, 2011Hi John:
I use a 25 hp Merc Bigfoot which is a 4-stroke. It is a 2000 so it's got a carb. Merc still makes a 15" short-shaft fuel-injected 4-stokes in 30 & 40hp with remote steering. However the Bigfoot 40 hp is a 20 shaft.
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "John Kohnen" <jkohnen@...> wrote:
> Thanks 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"
> > unsightly.
> > 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.
> John (jkohnen@...)
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