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

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:27 am
by Johnn
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?

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

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:00 am
by robc22
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??????

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:15 am
by rabbi2
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.
Cheers
keith :D :D

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

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:06 am
by Johnn
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..

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:06 pm
by jacko69
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:-)