Originally Posted by Dragonhawk ficht
Always worth having paddles as well of cause, preferably with those attachments on the gunwales, but then i'm probably talking rollox.
Failing all above,
You can also hang of the back and kick like f*** flipper.
Yep, Got paddles in the boat already.
The kicking like f**k option does not really apeal!
Anyway thanks for the info guys, and it certainly leaning me towards the smaller engines, 6 to 10Hp, as you have advised unless getting on the plane we will not realise the benefits of a larger engine. Plus the prices of the smaller engines are very much more attractive!
I have seen on fleabay new Hangkai engines for pennies, and guess they are worth pennies then!
Will look for a good second hand 2 stroke, long shaft engine.
I will keep it on the transom, and try to get a securing arrangement, along with one of those brackets for Auxy engines, that you can drop down. I am sure I can cobble together a securing arrangement.
I am quite happy to keep a spare bottle of 2 stroke oil on board, and a small petrol tank.
As has been said, I am not going to be using it unless trying to get out of trouble, or unless I am trolling for bass?
As I am looking to go as far as 12- 15 miles offshore for a bit of wrecking (weather dependant) I would need it to limp home in case I loose the main. At the moment I do not want to venture very far without an Auxy, so will definately be going down that route.
Again thanks for the advice everyone, it is much appreciated!