It all depends I guess on what your requirements are for a reasonable
cruising speed. Even though this design may be perfect with a 25 hp
motor, doesn't mean it won't go with a much smaller motor, just not as
To go even moderately fast with a really small motor requires an
absolute minimum of wetted surface and very light weight
boatbuilding. It's often alot easier to go to a slightly larger
engine and build something a bit more moderate.
> > There's a guy, do a web search for a power sharpie, Jim M
> > that's designed a flush deck powerboat that's similar to that
> > design and has be tried and proven. Might try to find that one.
> I think that's Jim Michalak and the AF4, which is meant for
> waters. He also designed the Dorado for not-so-protected waters.
> it appears to need 25hp for optimum cruise speed. Those both have a
> modified birdwatcher cuddies.