What size engine

Discussion in 'J/24 Talk' started by CT_Ed, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. CT_Ed

    CT_Ed New Member

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    Would you recommend for use on Long Island sound? I am more concerned with having enough power than I am weight for racing. My gut tells me to get more but being new to the boat, I don't know what the appropriate range is in terms of horsepower.

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  2. twinger

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    Three to four hp should be fine. Five at most. The bigger the engine, the tougher it is to get on and off when you are out on the water.
     
  3. CT_Ed

    CT_Ed New Member

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    Thanks so much for the guidance. From my research there seems to be a big jump in weight to go from 3.5 HP to 4.0 and above so it sounds like a 3.5 might be the way to go. Thanks for your thoughts.
     

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