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Old 03 August 2008, 10:06   #1
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hi does anyone know what sort of speed you would get out of a bombard 380 with a 15 hp 4 stroke motor compared to a 25 hp 4 stroke motor
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hi does anyone know what sort of speed you would get out of a bombard 380 with a 15 hp 4 stroke motor compared to a 25 hp 4 stroke motor
Much lesser, don't know data speed in Km/miles, go for the 25 if budget possible. Handles better speed, hole shot, more weight to move. Consider the 2 stroke options as they weight about 10 less kilos compared to 4 stroke versions if lighter is a must.

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2 strokes

but they dont sell 2 strokes any more and they use lot more fuel
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does anyone know what the difference in speed is between a 15 hp 4 stroke and a 25 hp 4 stroke on a bombard 380
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The only definitive answer anyone can provide given the information you provided in your question, is that the 25 hp 4 stroke will give you 66.66 % more power than the 15 hp 4 stroke. The actual speed difference that will make depends on a bunch of variables such as the load in the boat, propellor selection and the water conditions.

Locozodiac gave good advice. Go for the most powerful (and lightest) motor that both you and your boat can handle. If you are going with the Bombard 380, and you can find 25 hp 2 stroke (short shaft) in good condition that would probably be your best choice. Unless you are using your boat almost daily, the cost of the extra bit of fuel that a 2 stroke of that size will consume, will probably be offset by the difference in the cost of the motors.
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Prairie tuber, superb advice, most of the four strokes will be way to heavy , if you want to go the four stroke way, you will have to choose a far less powerfull unit,
i had a Bombard 380, awesome boat, the only four stroke you could saflely put on the back (also not breaking your own) is a 9.9, and thats going to be slow especially for a craft with a deep V hULL
look for a Yam 15 short shaft 2 stroke, i used to use less than 10 per day fuel, and thats not a lot for a days entertainment,
as the Bombard is a airdeck and roll up craft, the engine will be removed daily, trying to take off a yam 25 four stroke 25 @ 62 kgs or a 20 @52 kgs is quite hard ,also then recovering the engine to the car....also for your info,The max transom weight for a engine is 70 kgs, (thats what the brochure says). hope this helps
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ok so buy the bombard 380 with a 2nd hand 2 stroke motor thanks for ya help
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Yam 15 or Yam 25 is ideal due to power and weight, both just very very rare at the moment. Keep scanning daily.Good Luck.
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Definitely get a (high quality) launching wheel set for it. It will be much quicker and easier to set the boat up right beside your car, then wheel it to the shoreline than to carry the boat and motor to the shoreline and set it up there. Also, a good electric pump (see the "Puff needed" thread) will be worth it's weight in gold for reducing setup time.

I set up my zodiac 'old school' style many, many times for several years. Once I got some proper launching wheels and a good electric pump it was a bit of an epiphany for me. Get the best quality launching wheels (with big pneumatic tires) you can find - cheap ones will create more hassle than they will eliminate. The same principle also applies to the electric pump.
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does anyone i can buy the bombard 380 with 25 hp 2 stroke motor with steering ive bin looking on boats and out boards and googled it and cant find it anyone know any good sites
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