Originally Posted by Notebook
Looking at honwave around 3.5 or Elling
Looking to use on lakes and also around coast nice and close in.
What sort of engine would be suitable. Honda 8 or 10? Something like that. Would be me and 1 other. Maybe fishing.
Any help appreciated
Either an 8 or 9.9 will push it respectably.
The manufacturers will recommend a maximum
engine hp and weight.
If you think you'll be skimming about at high speed on flat water, especially if you'll be carrying crew or passengers, buy the biggest engine you can afford, subject to the manufacturer's limits.
If you think you will be using the boat solo, taking it steady in choppy seas and strong winds, and launching across beaches or dragging it by hand up slipways, go for the smallest engine you can get away with.
I'm a 57 year old , 12 stone, 5'7" clerical worker in reasonable health and I can carry a 9.9 4 stroke for a reasonable distance, and launch and recover solo with the engine fitted.