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Old 06 December 2012, 05:34   #1
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Planeing

What will plane easiest airfloor or boards and inflatable keel?
Im looking to get a 270 planeing with the smallest outboard possible
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Old 06 December 2012, 10:08   #2
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To plane a sib will depend on many factors you must have right in order to do so. Air floor sibs do have inflatable keel under air floor, same as with alum or wooden panel floors. Is it possible to go tad larger, a 270 is a very small toy, would suggest 3.0 mtr upwards. Which engine do you have for the sib ?

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Old 06 December 2012, 12:11   #3
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To plane a sib will depend on many factors you must have right in order to do so. Air floor sibs do have inflatable keel under air floor, same as with alum or wooden panel floors. Is it possible to go tad larger, a 270 is a very small toy, would suggest 3.0 mtr upwards. Which engine do you have for the sib ?

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No i dont want to go any bigger i already have a 3.8 honwave and a 25 yam so this one is for quick afterwork sessions on my own so weight if the main factor ive got a 4 hp yam 2 smoke for this one
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When i say air floor i mean v air floor by the way as opposed to flat and an inflatable keel
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I would always put my money on a rigid floor with an inflatable keel as opposed to an air-floor with keel.
Rigid floor can be wood or aluminium in sections secured by stringers or bars held within the sponsons that set rigid once held in place by inflation of sponsons.
Any element of rigidity will improve stability and planing potential. The weight consideration amounts to nothing.
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The only issue about the weight is me haveing to lift it on to the roofrack on my own i thought it may plane easier because of the inflatable floor makeing itt more bouyent
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The weight isn't an issue, the weight is negligible, really......when all is accounted for you don't notice the weight.......you can always remove the wood floor before you lift it onto your rack. Never had an issue with my 3m Zodiac.
Anyway, if too heavy to deadlift you lean it, lever it and slide/push it on. There's always a way.
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No matter what you buy, V inflatable keel, air deck, alum or wooden panel floors sibs your 4 HP horse is too poor to plane anything small. A 2.70 mt sib has excessive hull drag that's easily overcome by a larger engine which you don't have at the moment.

Is it possible to test a V air floor or whatever floor you like in that size along your 4 HP and check if performance satisfies you before buying it ? A 2.70 mtr with 4 HP is excellent for flirting around.

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I love your little tweaks on the english language...........and I mean this with all respect.
I won't highlight what they are so as to encourage you to keep posting.
Peru is cool and so is your english.........keep going.
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A Honda 2.7 'V' air floor will just about plane with a 4hp 2 stoke and 1 adult on board, but you will need a tiller extension to get far enough forward.
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