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Old 05 May 2014, 17:07   #11
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Unless you're planning to trailer this or use launch wheels you'll need your weetabix to lug that about.
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Old 05 May 2014, 17:20   #12
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Yes 3 weetabix I should think,its nearly as heavy as our tractor weights at 40 kg,they take some lifting. a 6 hp 4 stroke would be nice but looking on here its a bit under powered ,a light 15 2 stroke probably better,but would like a quiet 4 stroke.
Its going to be a 2 man job i think,may go back to rowing it .
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Old 05 May 2014, 17:33   #13
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Yes Chris. Out on Saturday on my own I was getting 16mph on the Garmin. Add my boy to the mix and it still planes. However, another adult and it would be crawling. So the 6 works for me as I'm usually alone and can manage it all myself. The received wisdom on here is the 9.8 Twatsoo but as a novice I wanted something brand new and if that 2 stroke engine is as temperamental as my 2st strimmer then I'd never leave the beach.
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Old 05 May 2014, 17:44   #14
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16 mph thats good on a 6 especially if it planes,most of the time i will be out on my own so a 6 would be fine,but if any one else comes i would need a bigger engine like the 9.8 tohatsu 2 stroke or even the 15 as suggested on here.
If i had the 6 hp i would go for a Tohatsu 6 ,4 stroke brand new something reliable.not keen on 2 strokes my chainsaw makes a lot of noise and smokes.
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Old 05 May 2014, 19:19   #15
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We've owned a 290 excell dinghy for the last 10 years & had a variety of engines on it smallest was a 5hp yam which would make it plane with myself & a small child but anything more it was down to displacement speed
A 8hp evinrude got it planeing with me and 2 kids no problem and topped out high teens
Best was a 9.9 mercury which planed easily with 2 adults & 2 kids plus gear all 2 strokes.personally I wouldnt consider a 4 stroke for a little boat, too heavy,cant lie them down wherever you want & more to go wrong .you realy wont notice the noise of a 2 stroke once your up and planeing
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Old 10 May 2014, 03:55   #16
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I have the same boat and had the same question. I bought a 9.8 2 smoke Tohatsu after a lot of reading and even more searching for one.
Superb engine and nothing like a cheap 2 stroke garden tool.
Weighs 26kg and you can lie on any side which is an advantage for transport and also at the jetty/shore whilst assembling.
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Old 10 May 2014, 17:13   #17
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Thanks to every one on here for all your replies,all very helpfull,although i wanted a light 4 stroke,i am now converted to a 2 stroke,light powerfull,and can be laid down on their side.All I need now is to find a Tohatsu 9.8 2 stroke,not around when you want one.
SIBer how do you like your SD 330,and how long does it take to set up?
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Thanks to every one on here for all your replies,all very helpfull,although i wanted a light 4 stroke,i am now converted to a 2 stroke,light powerfull,and can be laid down on their side.All I need now is to find a Tohatsu 9.8 2 stroke,not around when you want one.
SIBer how do you like your SD 330,and how long does it take to set up?
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I love my SD330 and Tohatsu 9.8. The motor was a difficult and expensive purchase but worth the effort.

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Thanks to every one on here for all your replies,all very helpfull,although i wanted a light 4 stroke,i am now converted to a 2 stroke,light powerfull,and can be laid down on their side.All I need now is to find a Tohatsu 9.8 2 stroke,not around when you want one.
SIBer how do you like your SD 330,and how long does it take to set up?
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be quick though, then sell on the sib
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Old 11 May 2014, 17:05   #20
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Thanks John,just missed it,would have been ideal,as you said i could have sold on the sib.
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