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Old 14 August 2004, 13:24   #1
Country: USA
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Quicksilver 430 HD

Hey guys! Ive been saving my money and hope to purchase a small inflatable around 4m next spring. I wanted a RIB but now I realise a SIB is the way to go for a first boat for me.
I just wanted to know how fast you guys would think a Quicksilver 430 HD would go with a 25hp 2stroke on the back (with 1 person) Just need some sort of idea of the speed were looking at. Thankyou

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Old 14 August 2004, 13:38   #2
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I'm guessing around 25 knotts.

I used to have a Quicksilver 270 AD and it felt like it was racing through the water!

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Old 14 August 2004, 14:18   #3
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Not sure this will really help much, but I also had a Quicksilver 270 with a 5hp outboard which would go to 13 knots with one on-board.
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Old 14 August 2004, 15:27   #4
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One guess more!

I would say 24-28 kts.

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Old 15 August 2004, 03:52   #5
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about 25knots

i have a qs430 with a 40hp on it pull 25-30knots 4 up

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