Jarvis Newman 12 Skiff outboard options?

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  1. eglicomet

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    I got a little 12 Jarvis Newman skiff from the widow of a coworker who suddenly passed away and I'm looking for a little outboard for it. Knowing nothing about them, I'm looking for suggestions.
    Thanks in advance.
     

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    A 2.5 hp Honda or Suzuki will work fine. A Torqueedo or other brand electric motor will do fine, too. Bigger outboards are a waste of money because the hull likely won't plane. If it planes at all, it'll be awful - bow high up, pushing lots of water... Don't bother overpowering it. It is pretty much a 100% rowboat. Get 7 to 7.5 foot oars and go rowing! If you get skilled at rowing, you will go almost as fast as under power with this boat...
     
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    Solid advice, thank you.
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    Thanks, I'm going to try it out with my kids for the summer but I'll let you know if I decide to sell it.
     
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    It is a elegant rowboat, mine is from the 80’s and I enjoy it as much as any boat I have ever owned
     

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