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Old 04 July 2015, 15:23   #1
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Shot down to the water front today for a bit of lunch and there was a chap and his teenage sone in a honwave with a 6hp motor and it went like stink!!!!
Starting to think 10+hp over the top on these inflatables???
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Can't agree! I have 9.8hp on my 2.7m and it's fine. You need to be sensible though - it'll do 20mph and is just a little twitchy at that speed
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Wonder what I could put on my 2.5m. Hmmm
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I don't think a 6 would get you on the plane!! I was very impressed
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Just because it says 6 on the back does not mean it is 6hp!,,,,, Mercury 6,8,10 and 15 are all the same block, size and weigh. Same goes for other makes. Hoods are all inter changeable.
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Just because it says 6 on the back does not mean it is 6hp!,,,,, Mercury 6,8,10 and 15 are all the same block, size and weigh. Same goes for other makes. Hoods are all inter changeable.
Very true :-)
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I don't think a 6 would get you on the plane!! I was very impressed
Depending on the load, a 6hp should get on the plane. Once you're there you're flying
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6hp on my 3.2 Sib with fuel tank fishing gear and anchor pops onto the plane no probs. 17mph wot.

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Yep if the load is light and they are properly inflated a 6hp will plane SIBs up to 3.4m quite well. Add a bit of weight or try and mix it in difficult conditions where you need to snap onto the plane and they're not going to manage so well.

Few years back I was a bit surprised when a nearby holiday cottage was using a Zodiac 340 with an 8hp (used by a slim teen on his own) which nipped up on the plane and until 15kts kept with our sporty hulled 3.6m grp boat with a 25hp. But it's always down to weight.... we were 4 up plus dog, loads of fuel and bbq kit etc.
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We have a 5hp 2/ yamaha for our tender origionaly on a 2.9m excell inflatable & that used to plane with me and a small child but once the kids got over about 4 stone it wouldn't quite make it
It's amazing how little it takes to get light boats to plane
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