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Out Board Size 1 year 1 month ago #139773

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Working on a 1959 Cambridge 15, Wondering about power. Brochure says 15 to 50 HP. This will be a daily driver in salt water so we are looking at a new engine not a restored engine. The four strokes are heavier than motors used to be. Any one do a recent re-power? The hope is to plane off with for adults and maybe the family dog.

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Out Board Size 1 year 1 month ago #139782

Depending on the year of the brochure, that Hull was usually rated for 40HP. With four average size adults, it should plane fine. It’s relatively narrow, and round bilge, and thus needs less power to plane. Typical power back then was a 35 HP Johnson or Evinrude.

It was replaced by the Niagara model in 1962, which was a deeper, wider, but slightly shorter boat. It was rated for 45 or 50 HP.

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Dave Nau - 1966 MFG Niagara with 1963 Mercury 350 (35hp) outboard and 1966 Tee Nee trailer. Second boat is a 1962 MFG Edinboro with a 1984 Evinrude 70hp and Holsclaw trailer.
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