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Old 13 July 2015, 07:09   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Hour from London
Boat name: Tadpole
Make: Honwave
Length: under 3m
Engine: Outboard
Join Date: Apr 2015
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Honwave Speed

What speed would a 5hp Honda engine push me along at?

I weigh 65kg and there wouldn't be much stuff on board maybe 10kg.

The inflatable is 2.4 metre long and about 25kg.

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Old 13 July 2015, 07:26   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Manchester
Boat name: Serenity,PuddleHound
Make: Avon R310,Prowave380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Johnson10,Mariner10
Join Date: Oct 2014
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whilst not exactly the same as what you've got, my avon R310 (with heavy wooden floorboards and hypalon tubes) with mariner 2hp pushed me and 2 very large adults at 5 knots WOT.

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Old 13 July 2015, 07:38   #3
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Boat name: Bombard, Y-162
Make: Aerotec 380, Y-Class
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury Mariner 15hp
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,500
See this topic below, you might get it to plane in which case speed will be much better than displacements speeds (6 kts or so).

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Old 13 July 2015, 13:50   #4
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Country: UK - England
Town: St Helens
Boat name: Wine Down
Make: Maxum
Length: 8m +
Engine: Inboard
Join Date: Apr 2012
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I could just about plane a T27 with a 4hp 2 stroke and achieved the eye watering speed of 11mph.I would think yours will be slightly faster.

A tiller extension is a good idea to get your weight forward and stay in control.
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