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Old 09 October 2012, 04:43   #1
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Best sib for 8hp

What are the best sibs for a 2 stroke 8hp Yamaha outboard? Is an air floor best?

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depends wether it holds air Alex
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Old 09 October 2012, 05:20   #3
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100% get an air floor . Honwave I think I'd be looking at - maybe the 2.7 ish one?

Having said that I got an excel 260 that I though was very very good value.
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Old 09 October 2012, 05:41   #4
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What are the best sibs for a 2 stroke 8hp Yamaha outboard? Is an air floor best?

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I have the same engine on a Zodiac 3.1 with hard floor. It goes very well with two adults and 40l of fuel.
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Solid floor is best for performance.

Best SIBs are Avon, obviously. An R2.80 or R3.10 Rover would be good with 8hp.
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I do have a xm260 here with the inflatable floor insert, but it's only rated for 6hp is it worth changing?
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I do have a xm260 here with the inflatable floor insert, but it's only rated for 6hp is it worth changing?
Change the boat to suit an 8hp ? I wouldn't ...(unless you want something bigger and you find something super super super cheap)

Stick the 8 on and off you go. It not like you go wave jumping !

Seriously I'd not worry about the 'rated' hp on that between a 6 & 8 ...
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Change the boat to suit an 8hp ? I wouldn't ...(unless you want something bigger and you find something super super super cheap)

Stick the 8 on and off you go. It not like you go wave jumping !

Seriously I'd not worry about the 'rated' hp on that between a 6 & 8 ...
Cool! can't wait to try it. I need to weave a little magic on it first though before racing the fastcat
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My mate uses a tohatsu 9.8 2 stroke on his little waveline 2.7 (air floor) which has a 6hp limit. It goes very well but when he's on his own needs to sit a bit further forward using a tiller extension to make it a bit less flighty.

I guess the main problem could be getting insurance.
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