Amigo Outboard

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ButchSL
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Amigo Outboard

Post by ButchSL » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:19 pm

I am looking for either a 6 hp or 9.8 hp 4 stroke tohatsu outboard for my Amigo. I like the 6 because of it's small size and light weight of approx. 60 lbs. Do you think that would be enough power for the Amigo or do I need to go with the 9.8 with a weight of approx. 90 lbs.

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Re: Amigo Outboard

Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:37 pm

Butch

The 6 will work nicely with the right prop. I had a 27' Hunter that weighed 8000#. It made hull speed with a 7.5 hp. diesel.

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Re: Amigo Outboard

Post by Locutus » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:30 pm

I can't speak from personal experience except for the 2 HP outboard I used on my Glen-L 21 CB (max 3kt, disp. about 1400 lb), but James Baldwin of Atomvoyages.com used a 3.5 hp outboard for a while on his Pearson Triton 28. He found it to be adequate in calm weather and seas. In brisker conditions he'd be sailing, not motoring. He even used a yuloh for a while, and no motor at all for much of his first (of 2) circumnavigations. By the way the Pearson Triton weighs about twice as much as an Amigo.

Lucky you to own an Amigo by the way. One of my favorite designs.

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Re: Amigo Outboard

Post by ButchSL » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:21 pm

Thanks for your information. I bought the tohatsu 6 hp sailpro.

Butch

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