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Offline Wants-N-Tides

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Legacy Engine Size
« on: September 23, 2014, 09:39:33 AM »
Which is preferred 2.5 HP or 5 HP ?
Tom B.

Offline Craig

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Re: Legacy Engine Size
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 10:12:18 AM »
Tom Ray did a review on the Legacy on his Tropical Boating website a few years back. He used a 3.5 two stroke that gave something over 5 knots at full throttle. Based on that it would suggest that a 2.5 could be marginal under less than optimal conditions.
Craig, Horizon Cat "Kailani"  Punta Gorda, FL

Offline Salty19

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Re: Legacy Engine Size
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2014, 11:26:07 AM »
Depends on where you sail.  A protected lake would be fine with 2.5hp but tide, currents, waves would need 4-5.
"Island Time" 1998 Com-pac 19XL # 603

Offline Mike K

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Re: Legacy Engine Size
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2014, 02:29:07 PM »
My 4HP Tohatsu(4 stroke) is plenty powerful for my Legacy
Mike.  '13 Legacy "Santosha".

Offline Pete H

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Re: Legacy Engine Size
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2014, 05:48:12 PM »
Hi Tom,

I have a 6HP Evinrude on my Legacy. When it's rough, I want enough!

Cheers,
Pete H
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