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Old 20 May 2009, 17:24   #1
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hi there i have an old grand raid zodiac 13 foot long. i am looking at a 5 year old 20hp 2 stroke engine. Do you think that it will have the guts to pull a ringo and will it have a bit of grunt. Any advice apreciated. thanks
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Old 20 May 2009, 18:08   #2
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hi there i have an old grand raid zodiac 13 foot long. i am looking at a 5 year old 20hp 2 stroke engine. Do you think that it will have the guts to pull a ringo
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It's not going to be the ultimate white-knuckle ride, but I reckon you could still have some fun with it.

A regular size ringo (not one of the huge inflatables) in good conditions, with one person in the boat would probably be OK.
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or maybe 'Yes' - as said 1 up with 1 in the ringo you will have blast . Once on the plane ringos realy dont take much to keep them going .........
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Whats it rated to? Isn't is about 40hp?
If it is I'd get a 40hp for it. The 20hp will struggle.
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Whats it rated to? Isn't is about 40hp?
If it is I'd get a 40hp for it. The 20hp will struggle.
That was my thinking too but I bow to JK's superior knowledge.
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I had a Zodiac the same size with a Johnson 25hp on and that did 17kts yes it was fun but it would have struggled oulling the skin off rice pudding.
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Ages ago I had a 4.something Avon with a 25hp that went like a rocket on the odd occasion when everything worked. Looking at the spec for the Grand Raid it does look pretty hefty, and is rated to 50hp with 40hp recommended, so I concede that a 20 might be a bit weedy.

I'm still confident that you could have plenty of fun with it though - anything bigger than 25hp is going to be a struggle to lug about on land so it's going to be a compromise either way.
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same question, smaller SIB. Guess I already know the answer. But here goes... a mercury quicksilver 340 with a johnson 15 two stroke. GPS at 21mph with 1 up. Kinda already bought the ringo for a couple of hefty nieces and nephews. Will it ever get on plane (towed ringo)? not looking for a white knuckle ride mind you but not keen on keelhauling them either!!!
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