Is a wilsonflyer 17 a good part-time lobster pot boat ?

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Is a wilsonflyer 17 a good part-time lobster pot boat ?

Post by Johnn » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:27 am

I am thinking about a small outboard to keep it really econimical.. any ideas? I am thinking about a 20 or 25 4 stroke , and limiting the speed to about 7 knts?



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Re: Is a wilsonflyer 17 a good part-time lobster pot boat ?

Post by robc22 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:00 am

Johnn wrote:I am thinking about a small outboard to keep it really econimical.. any ideas? I am thinking about a 20 or 25 4 stroke , and limiting the speed to about 7 knts?
What will you use the boat for??????

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Post by rabbi2 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:15 am

I would rather run a bigger engine at low revs than a small engine at high revs. A clinker built hull would be more suitable for such work.
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Re: Is a wilsonflyer 17 a good part-time lobster pot boat ?

Post by Johnn » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:06 am

robc22 wrote:
Johnn wrote:I am thinking about a small outboard to keep it really econimical.. any ideas? I am thinking about a 20 or 25 4 stroke , and limiting the speed to about 7 knts?
What will you use the boat for??????
Hi, Lobster potting , now and again..

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Post by jacko69 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:06 pm

wilson flyers are very stable sea boats but if you was going to use it comercially it would be too small and i would still consider an engine around 40hp

Dave:-)

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