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Old 29 July 2012, 09:04   #11
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Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
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My 2.7m airdeck with a 9.8hp made 20.7mph in perfect conditions. I'm a similar weight to the OP. I'd have a bigger chance of walking on water than getting that performance with a 5hp.

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Old 29 July 2012, 09:29   #12
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More surprise here! My 3.4 with the Tohatsu 9.8 and 1.5 people tops out at 17.5 kts (20mph). Air floors are prone to the water bed type ride but max pressure and careful weight distribution will cure it (for the most part).

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Old 29 July 2012, 09:59   #13
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I should point out that I hit 20 mph but full speed was mostly 18-19mph. I'm man enough to admit I wouldn't fancy going much faster in that little boat.

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