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Old 02 April 2011, 18:00   #1
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What Engine

Sorry to bother you guys what size engine to get on the plane in a 2.25 please
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Old 03 April 2011, 04:11   #2
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Hi there, I would say you would only need a 3-5HP to plain if its just you in the boat, the 5HP if possible and a two stoke.

I had a 7.5HP on a 3.3m and just about plained with two people if the weight balance was right.

All depends on load and load positioning in my experience.

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Old 03 April 2011, 04:42   #3
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Have a look at this thread - there's a few relevant posts
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Old 03 April 2011, 06:46   #4
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You'll need hp as you're short on hull length. What is max HP for the hull?
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Old 03 April 2011, 15:38   #5
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Speed of boat

Our 2.6m Zodiac SIB (solid floor, V hull) will achieve about 15mph with two adults on board, using my 6hp Mercury 4 stroke engine.
It takes a few seconds to get going when you open the throttle but once it's "out of the hole" it accelerates rapidly to a GPS verified 14.5 mph.
A couple more HP would be nice but our engine weighs 26kg, and to get the next size up (8hp) means a jump in weight to about 37kg....and the 6hp engine is a handful to carry about/fit on the boat.
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Boat size

Mistake in that last post...our Zodiac SIB is actually 2.85m, not that it should make much difference.
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A couple more HP would be nice but our engine weighs 26kg, and to get the next size up (8hp) means a jump in weight to about 37kg....and the 6hp engine is a handful to carry about/fit on the boat.
Here you go - linky
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Ah, the legendary Tohatsu 9.8...I'd love it but have bought the Mercury 6hp now. I'll probably sell the Mercury at the end of this season and buy one of these.

Are they quiet when trolling like the Mercury? what's the minimum speed? Our Mercury won't go below about 2mph which sounds slow enough, but not when you are on the canal behind a narrowboat.
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