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Old 17 June 2010, 10:38   #1
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Llantwit Major
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Can I increase the speed on my Yamaha?

Is it possible to get more out of my Yamaha 9.9hp 4 stroke by modifying it and/or replacing the prop?
Its a 2003 model, short shaft, it came with a 14ft GRP cathederal hull fishing boat, they are both in excellent condition but the engine cant quite get the boat to plane, I reckon another 4-5 knots would do the trick.

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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Old 17 June 2010, 14:48   #2
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Here
Boat name: doggypaddle
Make: Avon 5.4 Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: yamaha 80
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You need to know what RPM your'e getting out of that engine at wide open throttle.
It may be possible that if your not getting a decent amount of RPM that the engine isnt developing enough power to get on the plane,
If you have 500 RPM or more available its possible that you could use a slower prop, ie a finer pitch, which would allow the engine to rev a bit more, enough to develop the extra power needed to get you on the plane.
It may be a bit much to expect though for that size engine.
years ago i can remember a CJR14 planed with an old 2stroke 15, but that was marginal. but the engine was so old it was flywheel rated, so probably only 12HP at the prop.
All you can do really is find the pitch of the prop which should be stamped on it and go for a finer one.
Or buy a ratty old 30HP 2 smoke and keep the 9.9 as reliable backup
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