Originally Posted by petethebass
i know they take up to a 40 hp
I would say you have dropped both your goolies if you get a 40 hp.. the weight alone would make sure of that.
A 25 hp moves my boat which is even longer n heavier than yours at a great rate of knots.. any bigger would be a waste for my use..and more expensive in fuel ? Its JUST manageable for me on my own to launch n recover with the 25.
Incidentally ..my 3.3hp aux engine moves it along just fine too..but obviously at slow displacement pace.
Word of warning for you.. big inflatables dont row well (Im only guess same for yours as I have never tried a futura) so dont go out in an off shore wind.. they just skim along the surface like a huge balloon with oars or paddles. A small aux size engine would be better than nothing ..assuming there is no strong tides where you intend going ?