Originally Posted by Max...
Yes, the 30 will be (obviously) more powerful but will weigh a lot more and be a PITA to carry and handle + it will drink a lot more per hour at WOT although you might not need to thrash it to perform as you need compared to the 20 so difference may be much smaller.
However, it will help a lot with the performance being 50% more powerful. If in any way possible the best solution would be to trial it on the boat.
Not really big negatives for us. The lifting and moving around of the 20 is simple when using the shoulder straps between two people. Puts all the weight on the shoulders and down through the legs instead of arms and back. The extra 30lbs for each person a 30 would have wouldn't add much. I can't see fuel being an issue. Our 2nd trip out was for 6 hours continuous and we hardly used any. We were actually expecting the 20 to use a lot more than we did.
I am more worried about the additional weight at the transom and how it might affect the ride, planing abilities, etc. Would love to try one out but I don't think it's possible. Next step will definitely be to try it out myself and possibly without the hydrofoil to see what it does.
Thanks for the input, we appreciate it.