685Re: First time build
- May 29, 2005Lewis, it appears the little Yanmar diesels made in Brasil are
avilable as far north as Nicaragua. They list an authotized dealer
AUTOMOTORES CROSS S.A.
KM. 3 1/2 CARRETERA SUL
one of these might be just the thing for your purposes.
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "Lewis E. Gordon"
> I have a 16 year old 5 HP Long shaft Nissan, and it is a real work
> horse. It has been used on everything from a 9 foot dingy, a 13 foot
> transom sterned canoe, to a 18 or 19 foot local "panga" here on lake
> Nicaragua. On the heavy panga, loaded to the gunnells with fishing
> nets and firewood it still moved right along on regular 18 km trips
> "to the city".
> All three boats you mentioned seem very suited, but I wouldn't be
> afraid to put the 5 HP Nissan on Punch if that is the boat you
> want to build.Jessup:
> Grenada, Nicaragua
> --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, jkohnen@b... wrote:
> > Welcome aboard Jon! If I was thinking of a boat for a 10 hp.
> outboard (and I
> > actually was keeping an eye out for a four stroke 10 horse until I
> found a 5
> > hp. Nissan real cheap the other day) I'd look at Punch and Elon
> > http://www.boat-links.com/Atkinco/Oar/Punch.html
> > http://www.boat-links.com/Atkinco/Oar/ElonJessup.html
> > Now that I've got the Nissan my outboard boat dreams have grown a
> > smaller, probably Sprite:Sprite...
> > http://www.boat-links.com/Atkinco/Oar/Sprite.html
> > Punch would handle three big men easily, they'd be a load for
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