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Old 09 December 2012, 05:44   #1
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Is 10hp enough to make a Zodiac Fastroller 360 plane

Hello. This is my first post. I have short-listed my choice for a sib and engine. It is a Zodiac Fastroller 360 (PVC flavoured) with a Tohatsu 9.8hp. The air floor boat weighs in at 44kg. I chose the Tohatsu because it is only 26kg - an important criteria for me. I understand a Mercury 9.8 is the same engine. Even though 10hp is the maximum recommended power for the boat, I have a hard time believing it will make it plane with the maximum 750 kg payload. Moving up to the Max allowed would be too heavy for me to lift. Has anyone ever loaded up a Fastroller 360 and tried to get it to plane with a 10hp?
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Old 09 December 2012, 05:59   #2
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I've got a 3.7 Futura fr which won't plane with my 9.8 even when there's only a single person onboard. The Futura is about 80kg though. However when I had an aerotec 380 it would plane easily with the 9.8. Is there any way you could try before you buy?
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Old 09 December 2012, 06:12   #3
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My futura planes easily with 25hp, but I doubt it would with 750kg on board, no chance with 10hp. I would think 10hp would easily get you on the plane with just a couple of not to porky adults though, what you carrying that will weigh 750kgs?
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Old 09 December 2012, 08:51   #4
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I had a 320 arib (high-pressure infaltable floor) which did plane with up to 2 people and a 9.9. At 3 people it started to struggle. I would suggest you need 15HP+.
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My 3.10 wood-floored SIB with a wooden keel planes with one adult with 2 HP and it weights 50 KG
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My 3.10 wood-floored SIB with a wooden keel planes with one adult with 2 HP and it weights 50 KG
Guess its panto season again, all together now

Oh no it doesnt
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I have just recently sold that exact set up 360 FR Acti-V, Tohatsu 9.8 4 Stroke. I can say that with two adults, full tank of fuel and sundry gear (including launch wheels) you can plane with ease.
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Interesting. I am intending on using the 2-stroke which is 11kg lighter and should bring the boat 'out of the hole' a little easier. Were your launch wheels genuine Zodiac? If not, what brand? Were you happy with them? Had you ever loaded your 360 FR to the point that it didn't plane? How much gear was that? Than you in advance for your information. - RF
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I have just recently sold that exact set up 360 FR Acti-V, Tohatsu 9.8 4 Stroke. I can say that with two adults, full tank of fuel and sundry gear (including launch wheels) you can plane with ease.
Can I ask you how long did it take you to get your 360 FR ready for the water from the time you parked your car? By that I mean unpack the boat, inflate it, mount the motor, connect the tank, mount the wheels, etc. I've heard widely varying claims. Honestly, how long does it take once you've done it, say 5 times? Also, why did you sell the boat, and what have you replaced it with?
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