Originally Posted by Shafe
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.