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New Owner - Engine Size?

Discussion in 'Catalina Capri 22 Forum' started by jfboston, Apr 5, 2019. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. jfboston

    jfboston

    Joined Mar 6, 2019
    3 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina Capri 22
    US Marblehead MA
    Hello C22 Owners,
    I just bought a 1986 fin keel version up here in New England. Very excited as it is seemingly in great shape.

    I have a question for the forum. Is there an optimal outboard engine size for this boat? I have 4HP but I am wondering in certain conditions like opposing wind and current with a full crew, if this may be a bit on the light side. I don't want to carry too much weight aft so don't want to go any higher in HP than needed.

    If anyone has anything to share about this topic I would appreciate it.

    Thanks all
    James
     


  2. MrSkeet

    MrSkeet

    Joined Jul 22, 2013
    73 posts, 2 likes
    Catalina Capri 22 Mk II
    US Salem Harbor
    4 hp works for me. Mine is an '02 two stroke mercury; weighs a bit less than 40 lbs and motors me down the Danvers river into Salem harbor at season's beginning. OTOH, if I were shopping for a replacement, I'd look closely at a long shaft 5 or 6 hp four stroke. The 50 % weight increase might be worth while given the benefits of external fuel tank and some sort of sailboat-geared prop.
    Given that you have a 4 hp, consider trying it before replacement.
    Wooster who moors off Waterside Cemetery in Salem
     


  3. jfboston

    jfboston

    Joined Mar 6, 2019
    3 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina Capri 22
    US Marblehead MA
    Sounds good and thanks for your reply. Yes, I think giving it a try makes sense befoe springing for another engine. Will keep an eye out for you this summer. Perhaps we can grab a beer at some point to talk about the boat. Cheers
     


  4. SG

    SG

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    1,399 posts, 267 likes
    J/Boat J/160
    US Annapolis
    If you are moored in Marblehead and do mostly day sails, then I'd think it was fine. If you're going to try motoring to and from Provincetown, then I'd get a 4 stroke and something with some more umpph...
     


  5. jfboston

    jfboston

    Joined Mar 6, 2019
    3 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina Capri 22
    US Marblehead MA
    Great thanks. Yes, daysails only for now.
     


  6. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    690 posts, 362 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US BSC
    seems the "default" is the Tohatsu 6 hp Sailpro 20" long shaft....(retired my 4.5hp merc 2 stroke for one)...suggest you play with what you have for now, will be fine...eventually you'll want something with a bit more "balls", quieter, and less hassle with fuel (mix)....
     


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  7. delling3

    delling3

    Joined Jul 28, 2016
    84 posts, 6 likes
    476 Wavelength
    Where do you sail? Inland lake or ocean?

    When I bought my CP22 it had a 3.5HP Tohatsu. I primarily sail/race on Lake St. Clair and Lake Huron. I felt the 3.5 was an little undersized for my needs. The guy that I bought the boat from was on a reservoir in Ohio. For that water the 3.5 was fine. I opted to upgrade to a Honda 5HP long shaft. It is heavier, but we can counter that weight a bit with crew placement. I like that the 5HP has a true reverse - the 3.5 had a powerhead that would rotate 360°. I steer with the tiller only.
     


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  8. Slartibartfass

    Slartibartfass

    Joined Dec 13, 2015
    497 posts, 105 likes
    Catalina Capri 22
    1139 US Mamaroneck, NY
    Tohatsu 5HP LPG engine. Plenty of power even in nasty weather....
     


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  9. MrSkeet

    MrSkeet

    Joined Jul 22, 2013
    73 posts, 2 likes
    Catalina Capri 22 Mk II
    US Salem Harbor
    Let's do it; maybe a rendez-vous at cocktail cove late spring ?
    Jon, alias Wooster, alias Mr Skeet, alias anything you please
     


  10. HERSH

    HERSH

    Joined Nov 21, 2012
    518 posts, 2 likes
    Catalina Capri 22
    US http://www.chelseayacht.org
    FYI: you small Tohatsu owners The motor steering cannot be locked in one position. One has to hold onto the motor tiller when running using the motor. There is a motor lock which effectively locks it in place -- straight forward. Works great.

    https://search.defender.com/search.aspx?expression=Bam40B+Tohatsu

    But when in place the motor cannot be turned. Steering with rudder only.

    Hershey
     


  11. letlmt

    letlmt

    Joined Oct 21, 2018
    141 posts, 10 likes
    Catalina Capri 22
    Rebel 2 US Lake George
    I just bought a new 2017 Tohatsu 6hp Sailpro and it has a lever on the shaft that you can use to lock it straight.
     




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