Author Topic: Class requirements and motors  (Read 1831 times)

Steve Rose

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Class requirements and motors
« on: September 27, 2016, 07:51:18 PM »
A couple years ago I made the switch to a Torqeeedo on 227. 50 still has.a 2 stroke. While not perfect, I'm pretty satisfied with it.

The class rules state:

Outboard motor of at least 2 hp, motor bracket, and a minimum of gallon of fuel or penalty weight of 30 lbs., secured to the interior mast support.

Does my torqeedo fulfill these rules?
1. it's a 3.0 hp engine
2. I carry 2 or 3 batteries at 30 lbs each. (1.5 to 2.25 hrs run time at full throttle -when charged)
3.  The 1/2 gallon of gas is an issue..

Or I could lash  the spare battery to the mast support as the penalty weight and be done with it.

Thoughts?

Steve Rose
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Mark Allen

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Re: Class requirements and motors
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 01:38:16 AM »
If your motor and fuel equals at least 30 pounds it should meet the spirit of the rule. To ask you to carry a 1/2 gallon of fuel on board to meet the letter of the rule makes no sense. Attaching a spare to the mast support I would support. I think this is an opportunity to write a rule change and bring to the meeting.

Thanks for asking.

Mark
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Keith Ziegler

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Re: Class requirements and motors
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2016, 12:55:21 PM »
Steve,

  The rule states motor and fuel or30 lbs. It dosen't say what the weight has to be so in my opinion if your battery weighs 30 lbs and you put it at the mast step you should be good to go. I usually go with 3 10 lb weight whenever possible as I hate using the motor. There are also a few people who are lucky enough to have an old 2 stroke 2 hp that with the fuel are well under the 30 lbs which is also legal. Did you say your carrying 2 batteries at 30 lbs each? It'll never happen on my boat as my crew wouldn't allow me to take off that much beer to make up for the weight.

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