OK guys, I'm boat stupid but trying to learn.
A friend from out of state has an older 21' Starcraft that he leaves with me to babysit for him the 51 weeks a year he's not using it. He keeps telling me to use it & I finally want to start taking advantage of the situation, probably using it for black bear out of Homer or Wittier more than anything else.
I'm sure I'll have a slew of questions for you but here are a couple.
It has twin 40 hp Yamahas on it right now.
In actual performance how will the two 40s compare to one 80hp?
The props are 11.5 x 11. One guy a couple of years ago that did the annual tune said that's the way to go. The guy that's getting it ready for winter this year said that's nowhere near enough pitch for what he's using it for (running out of Homer, Seward, or Wittier for halibut silvers, etc.) & recommended a pitch of at least 13, maybe 15 to make best use of the boat & get reasonable fuel consumption.
When he's out he usually has 5 folks in the boat, along with about 50 gal of fuel & misc.
Thanks for the help guys.