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Old 03 December 2014, 16:07   #11
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My mate had a 2.7 m air floor Chinese made Sib with a 4 hp yamaha 2 stroke engine on the back.
He is a 11 stone.
He always maintained it could and did plane.
I can vouch for this having seen it planing once.
However most of the time it was bow up in the air and a big displacement wake.
If your going to get a Sib that planes best get one that does it with ease.
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Old 03 December 2014, 18:12   #12
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I've got a Seago with inflatable floor and a Yam 8hp 2 stroke. It planes quite well with me aboard and I'm a fat git.

It very nearly planes with me and Sixy in it, so would probably be ok with 2 'normal' people in it.

However, I do have a vid of a small airfloor dinghy planing from a good few years ago with my 2.2hp on it. Not saying who's at the helm but it's not me!

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Old 04 December 2014, 02:19   #13
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Quick question Nos4rs.. are your inflatable floors completely flat on the bottom..or do they have a little profile..like a small keel shape or a little bow shape ?

If so.. then perhaps we are discussing a different design boat from a slat floor.

Im fully aware small inflatables with air floors that have little keels and a sloping front plane without any difficulty..but Disschord specifically mentioned a flat floor..and slats
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Old 04 December 2014, 06:14   #15
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OK I may be wrong but I still would sell what you have and buy a good used inflatable with a keel and a 2st outboard if you want to go faster.
I had a flat bottomed inflatable Yam with a Yami Malta and that was sloooooow !
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Old 04 December 2014, 15:20   #16
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Found this on U Tube Disschord ..a 6HP Suzuki powering what looks like a slat floor boat..as opposed to an airdeck floor.. which is a totally different hull shape.

He tries his best to get it over the bow wave..but its just not going to happen..for him..although his engine might need a wee bit of trimming



If that suits you..go for it
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Thanks for all your help everyone. I don't have the money at the moment to upgrade both the engine and the boat so I am going to do a little saving and hopefully upgrade both next year.
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