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Old 07 March 2014, 13:13   #11
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Thank's frankc, it's a 3.2m air floor so should be lighter in weight,
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Old 07 March 2014, 14:26   #12
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We also run the 9.8 on a Zodiac 285 Acti-V, so horsepower is no problem at all on that air floor. We would not run the Zodiac at speed with one aboard. Your longer hull should plane like a dream.

You will like that motor very much. If ever a motor was designed for portable inflatable boat use, this is the one.
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Old 08 March 2014, 16:02   #13
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Thats a big fuel tank I use a 12 litre but depends how far you want to go. At WOT you will butn 4 litres an hour.
I have a similar set up and as above, shift weight to get up on the plane and if flat clam expect 20 mph.
Make sure your boat is well inflated and enjoy.
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Old 09 March 2014, 04:32   #14
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I use a 9.9 and a 22 litre tank, it's a pretty good combo I think for my 3.4 m zodiac, the tank gives some extra weight up front and also I often run at wot against tide so empties pretty quickly (and engine needs service and New prop

I've done about 35 miles from one tank plus both my back up bottles so 25 Ltrs total I was down to fumes though after!

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Old 15 March 2014, 04:10   #15
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I've got a Tohatsu 9.8 on my Zodiac 2.85m SIB and with this engine the boat goes like a rocket, easily exceeding the maximum design speed of the hull.

This boat has a solid floor, but with inflatable V keel.

With two of us on board it will do 20mph. The boat is rated to 17mph according to the plate on the trsnsom. Above this speed it becomes harder to steer, as it wants to go in a straight line.

However this means that at lower speeds say 15mph the engine is more refined and quieter, as it is not absolutely flat out (like my Mariner 6hp was at that speed)
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Old 15 March 2014, 05:00   #16
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I wonder what my 2.4m grp hulled rib would do with one on the back? rated to 4hp but reckon it'd be ok. Wheeeeeee!
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Old 15 March 2014, 09:33   #17
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Thanks for the replies,I have picked up the outboard and it is very light ticks over lovely and sound's very nice , I was going to launch this morning but it way to windy here, I also have to finish running the engine in, I was hopeing to have a run from Abergele to Llandudno never mind allways next week
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