Re: Michalak Caroline (As a motor cruiser)
- That's great to hear about minimal power requirements for Caroline and thus Dani Jay. I'm one to use tide movements to my advantage and as much warning as we get up here of changing weather I am confident I'd rarely have to change plans. If good torque, reliability and efficiency can be had at about 5hp, cool beans.
Looking forward to seeing the result of Stan's work!
--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, chris tomsett <c_charlestom@...> wrote:
> As to power requirements my Caroline (and Caprice) could be driven to beyond hull speed with my honda 5hp. The 5hp would be more than sufficient for 90+% of the time. The only timemore power might help is bucking winds over 30 mph. Hull speed is hull speed so hp doesn't help all that much against current with a displacement boat. For heat down to the teens I would use a Mr. heater because I already had one but it was kinda overkill and I wouldn't go to sleep with it burning - not a co concern but a fire concern. My Caroline is now Stan's and is being converted into a fine motor cruiser.
- Checking to see if my heater is still in production, I found several
others with that brand name (Martin). This model might be of interest to
some. It uses butane canisters which do not work that well at higher
altitudes and colder temps. Converts to a cooking grill apparently!
They also make a nice heater that has a thermostat.
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