SoCal Coastal & Offshore Fly & Lite Tackle Fishing

Boat Horsepower Calculator

  • Use this Boat Horsepower Calculator to estimate the power required to efficiently move your skiff. See the article Do You Really Need That Much Power?
  • Use English Units (pounds, cubic feet), no commas, please!

 

Category Value Comments
Hull dry weight, in pounds:
Fuel tank capacity, in gallons:
Fuel Density (in pounds/gallon): Gasoline is about 6.1 lbs/gallon
Approximate Motor Weight (in pounds): Just a guess, to start. Adjust using real data after
you get close.
Secondary Propulsion Weight (in pounds): This could be a kicker motor or an electric trolling
motor
Number of Batteries:
Avg. Battery Weight (in pounds): A typical battery is 65 lbs.
Number of passengers:
Avg. Passenger Weight (in pounds):
Livewell capacity (in gallons):
Water density (in pounds/gallon): Saltwater is approx. 8.5 lbs/gallon
Ground tackle weight (in pounds): Includes anchors, chains, ropes, etc.
Fishing Tackle Weight (in pounds):
Electronics Weight (in pounds):
Miscellaneous Gear, Group #1 (in pounds): Notes on #1:
Miscellaneous Gear, Group #2 (in pounds) Notes on #2:
Miscellaneous Gear, Group #3 (in pounds) Notes on #3:
Total weight (in pounds)
Hull deadrise (in degrees)
Desired Cruise Speed (in statute MPH) This calculation is only valid for planing speeds!
Estimated Horsepower: This calculation is only valid for planing speeds!


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