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 Post subject: Motor for Sport Cruiser
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:09 pm 
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Would like to know what brand, size and shaft length of motor owners of SC 21 suggest.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:54 am 
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Location: South Boardman, Mi
Power: 1HP is enough... 2HP is Plenty. You will have a very tough time finding a gas motor that is underpowered.

Brand: I have a Suzuki DT2. It has survived more than any motor should, and still starts on the first pull even with 1.5yr old gas in the tank...

Length: mine is a little short, If the crew moves forward on the boat the motor comes out of the water. If the crew stays back it works fine. A long shaft might be heavier, and harder to tilt.



You can go electric, but your range and power will be limited. The range is the bigger issue here.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:36 pm 
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Honda 2.3 horsepower 30 lb motor just got a brand new one at write it out this weekend at work great it would push the boat about 6 miles an hour down wind and five miles an hour up wind and that was with 3 adults and 6 kids on it


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:42 pm 
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Kevin, what length shaft did you get?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:41 pm 
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Its the short shaft


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:49 am 
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I have an ANCIENT Mariner 2hp. 26 inch shaft. (35 inches total length with integral tank). Only time I have ever had issues was driving into heavy chop, prop would occasionally pop out. I am able to fit inside onboard storage lockers.


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