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Old 16 July 2011, 06:43   #11
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A thought:

I had (without evidence) assumed that the OP had an airdeck SIB, having considered the low HP rating I now suspect this is probably not the case? If the SIB is a slatted floor model, I'd think that a folded boat would be the outcome. Even with an airdeck, correct inflation and a cautious tiller hand would be essential...
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Old 17 July 2011, 09:21   #12
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Natural selection.
i got a 40 hoss on a transom rated for 30 ,, looks like i may get naturally selected too .
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Old 17 July 2011, 11:57   #13
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'Darwin Awards' come to mine also......good Youtube fodder though!

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Thanks to the helpful replies & the, OP your a bell-end replies.
I've spoken to a few people at the weekend, mainly marine engineers & the like from various shops.
The overall opinion was that a 15hp would'nt be the best way to go, but i should be fine with a 9.8 or such as long as i'm careful & keep an eye on things!
For the record the boat is a SIB & apparently the power rating is a for a 4 stroke motor, whethe that is true or not i don't know.
For the ones portraying i'm some sort of fool, it might be bread & butter knowledge to you but to someone who's a beginner it isn't so obvious!
Anyway, the search continues for an OB!
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You might do one of these



...which looks like a hell of a lot of fun until you fall backwards into the prop.
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[QUOTE=lawrence567;411194]The overall opinion was that a 15hp would'nt be the best way to go, but i should be fine with a 9.8 or such as long as i'm careful & keep an eye on things!
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I'd find a 9.8 that weighs the same as the 15 and then justify it to myself that if they both weigh the same then everything will be ok.
I wanted to put a 70 on my SR4 but was advised against it, would be great fun though!
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Old 09 August 2011, 17:42   #17
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...which looks like a hell of a lot of fun until you fall backwards into the prop.
How about getting a prop with a MUCH bigger pitch?
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