Sea Rover: 25 HP outboard engine really enough?

by Klaus Dürrbeck
(Isle of Majorca, Spain)

Hi Sailors,

Having started to build the 17 ft version of William Jackson's Sea Rover on Majorca it ist time to look for a suitable outboard engine.

Being reluctant to believe that 25 HP will be enough to glide a 17 footer with 6 persons on board as stated in the plans I would appreciate any comment of someone who went through a solid experience in this issue.

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Is 25hp enough?
by: Barb

I just finished restoring one of W. Jackson's Sea Babe, 13ft.

Very similar in design to you Sea Rover.

I consulted with two local boat builders and we all agreed that 50hp is just what we need.

Go from there with your additional 4ft.

Good luck!!

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