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Old 06 August 2014, 10:55   #11
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Has anyone experienced an MK2 Futura HD with 20hp 4 stroke?

How fast could you get with one person and spearfishing gear?

How fast could you get with two people and spearfishing gear?

If you have only experienced a 25hp, perhaps you can speculate as to what it would be like, relatively speaking...

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Old 06 August 2014, 14:12   #12
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I dont know about he MKII futura as I have a MKIIC classic (3.8m). But it sure flies with three persons on board with a 25 hp tohatsu 2 stroke.
Difficult to contol if I am going alone. I need to work out some counterweights to balance the boat. I think 20hp would be fine for 2 persons on a 4.2m boat.
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Old 08 August 2014, 06:46   #13
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This is what a local dealer said:

A 20hp is still within spec for this boat. 2 guys and gear the boat will still get on plane and scoot at 20mph +. I don't see any issues w/ it being underpowered - even in strong wind or current the motor will still have plenty of juice to get you moving. I have clients who water ski their kids w/ a 20hp motor and if you are somewhat athletic - even an adult can get out of the water on skis or a wakeboard. So again, although it is not "max" power - the minimum recommended will still perform and do what you need it to do. Moreover going large will just be too heavy for you and will not allow for ease of use. All in all, the 20hp will be the way to go and should still have plenty of power to scoot the boat
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Old 08 August 2014, 10:26   #14
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Very economical on fuel :-)
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Old 09 August 2014, 10:09   #15
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Has anyone experienced an MK2 Futura HD with 20hp 4 stroke?

How fast could you get with one person and spearfishing gear?

How fast could you get with two people and spearfishing gear?
I've got the shorter version, the Zodiac Futura Mk IIC with aluminum floor, and a 20hp 4-stroke Honda outboard.

With just me (and a ton of junk) on board, it gets up on the plane no problem and goes 24 mph. This is an exhilarating and somewhat scary speed. It is punishing on the back as the waves really hammer the hull.

With me and my wife, I'm sure that it will do over 20mph.

Of course, a bigger boat would be somewhat slower with this same outboard.

Keep in mind that I normally carry about 200 lbs of stuff (electric trolling motor, battery, heavy steel legs/wheels I had fabricated, misc safety gear).

I like my Honda outboard because it weighs only 104 lbs and I can manhandle it by myself. Anything larger would have to stay on the boat or require assistance to remove.
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25hp 2 stroke tiller is going to be 50kg ish YAMAHA Two Stroke Outboards : YAMAHA 25NMHOS Two Stroke Outboard a 20HP manual start 4 stroke is about the same F20 // F15 2014 Features & techspecs - Outboard Engines - Yamaha Motor UK

If your hunting the fuel economy and quietness of the 4 stroke may be worth the lower power and higher costs perhaps add an electric trolling motor for sneeking up on the prey

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Thanks for the details Wild Bill. I'm feeling good about the power and portability of the 20 hp 4 stroke now.

HDAV, the 2 stroke would be nice but they can't be sold here in the US any more due to its pollutants.
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Thanks for the details Wild Bill. I'm feeling good about the power and portability of the 20 hp 4 stroke now.

HDAV, the 2 stroke would be nice but they can't be sold here in the US any more due to its pollutants.
Not "new" anyway? Strong market for good used 2 strokes where they are allowed
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Not "new" anyway? Strong market for good used 2 strokes where they are allowed
Which could be fewer and fewer places in the USA. There are a couple of lakes in California that have already banned them, and sure to be more in the future.
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Which could be fewer and fewer places in the USA. There are a couple of lakes in California that have already banned them, and sure to be more in the future.
True, what do they do about stand up jet-ski's? Just ban them ?
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