|Engine not powerful enough
|Posted on Monday, October 03, 2011 - 06:32 pm: ||
I've successfully identified the engine in my new 18ft teal boat as a Stuart Turner Sole Mini 2.
I knew there was a problem with an oil leak which I thought would be easy to fix but the main thing is it lacks power.
I had it on the river the other day and it really struggled against the tide so would have real problems at sea.
Is there anything I can do or do I need a more powerful engine? (I think this is about 9hp) Would this normally be enough or not?
If I do look for a new engine are there any you can suggest which would be about the same size?
I am new to boat ownership so would appreciate any comments.