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engine power fot tiki 26
Hi, I've got my new tiki 26 Tomtom. Do you think a 8 hp engine is enough for a tiki 26 even in strong wind and sea condition?
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Re: engine power fot tiki 26
We have an 8hp on our Tiki 30 and it is adequate. That being said if I were to do it over I would go for the 20hp. The 15 and 20 hp are the same weight and size. The 8hp moves the boat at 6-7 knots in calm water, no wind. With the proper prop I am sure the twenty will push the boat at 10+. When I have to motor I like to get it over with quick. These are just my thoughts, many people use 4-6hp on Tiki 26s. Cheers David http://www.boatsmithfl.com
Anonymous (not verified)
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Anyone used or know much about the "torqeedo" electric motor? I am thinking about getting one for my tiki 31. They have them up to a 9.9 Google "torqeedo" if you want to read up on it. Steve
Anonymous (not verified)
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I've read others' postings on the electric motors, and the consensus appears to be that the range is too short, unless you can carry enormous battery weight. Not something a tiki 26 would like to do! I used a 5hp Nissan 2-stroke for many years, and just recently swapped to a 6hp Nissan 4-stroke 25" shaft that comes with the "elephant ear" prop. They finally got the 4-stroke weight down very close to the 2-stroke: 58 lbs. I can carry this motor, take it on and off the boat by myself. The 4-stroke is a bit more of a pain to store due to the crankcase oil, I must admit.
Anonymous (not verified)
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The Torqueedo seems as if it would be pretty nice if the boat lived at a dock, plugged in and the motor was just used for getting in and out of the marina/canal/mooring field. I agree with Kim that the range is not adequate to motor for 20-30 miles. You could use a small generator to power your battery charger for extended range but your efficiency starts dropping. Maybe ok if the norm is just short motors. Several people that have tried electric motors have decided they weren't adequate. There's an awful lot of energy in a gallon of gas. David Boatsmith Inc We Build Your Dreams (561) 744-0855 off (561) 632-2628 cell http://www.boatsmithfl.com [img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2750/4228884961_bdb8031d0c.jpg[/img]
Anonymous (not verified)
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Hi all,I,ve got a yam 8hp four stroke on my tiki 26 and this provides all the power I need.I normally run the motor at half throttle which gives me 6 to 7 knots in flat water.As I sail in Guernsey (channel islands)the extra power is needed for the strong tides which we have in the isles.On big springs we have a 10 metre tidal range so if your motoring against tide and wind you need the extra grunt.The down side of the four strokes is the weight, as I leave the outboard on the back all the time the only proplem is taking the motor off for it,s annual service.Yamaha have just brought a new range of fourstokes in the lower hp range they are 4hp 5hp and 6hp.The main differance is the weight,they weigh just 61lb which is a lot lighter than the older fourstokes.They also can layed down on any side whithout the oil draining out.So I think the new 6hp fourstoke could be the ideal motor for the tiki 26.Phil(tiki 26 scooby)
Anonymous (not verified)
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grazie a tutti. I think 6-7 knots is enough for us. I think electric power is the future...but not yet...
Anonymous (not verified)
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I am lucky enough to be in a situation where I don't have to be at work on Monday, (or any other day) So my use of a motor is just to get in and out of an anchorage when the wind/tide is not favorable to sail in and we just need that bit of a push at the end of a day so as to avoid another night out. So I will continue looking into the electric, as I can more often than not wait for the right conditions to sail and rarely use the motor. Cant wait to get that stinking fuel off my boat:) Steve
Anonymous (not verified)
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Not needing the engine is best! :) I have to go in and out the Los Angeles Harbor main channel, a distance of almost 5 miles. I have managed to sail in a few times, but going out is another matter. When the tugs are moving one of those humongous container ships through the channel, it is up to you to keep out of their way.
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