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Old 10 August 2011, 13:04   #11
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I don't have a recommendation for which boat to get, but instead a thought. Your old boat can live again and it would suck to see it become plastic trash. Instead maybe you could offer it up to some future sibber with the gumption to tackle the repair job? Could be for some of your favorite beverages or other small item in trade. I got my boat thru a trade (With trailer and motor), and spent almost 40 hours removing and replacing the bottom and transom. Really I got the boat for free and the trailer and motor at a great price/trade. It was a lot of work but allowed me to get a boat when I otherwise wouldn't have been able too.

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Old 11 September 2011, 00:07   #12
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I have a older 2004 LSI 112,with a 15 hp Johnson 4 stroke and stainless prop8x9 1/4x3. With three adults, two kids and 200 lbs of gear I can get it on plane. It will take a little time but it does get there. With two adults and no gear it planes right away.
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Old 11 September 2011, 10:42   #13
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Thanks mpnick,
that is very helpful- thanks for detailing the prop pitch- as I understand the factory prop is usually not optimized for a lightweight inflatable. Reassuring to know the 15 is enough to get on plane with a big load.
Hoping to purchase soon and will post a review after-
also plan to repair the old zodiac as a second boat for when the whole family wants to be out.
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Old 11 September 2011, 23:12   #14
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Thanks mpnick,
that is very helpful- thanks for detailing the prop pitch- as I understand the factory prop is usually not optimized for a lightweight inflatable. Reassuring to know the 15 is enough to get on plane with a big load.
Hoping to purchase soon and will post a review after-
also plan to repair the old zodiac as a second boat for when the whole family wants to be out.
Achilles
Here is some of the load I carry.
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