Originally Posted by mikesy
I'm convinced now it should ok .
Your 3.3 seems to get along quite well with all that weight, is it a 2 stroke?
Yup..its a 3.3 two stroke.. 13kg weight..so light and small. The seago (small grey inflatable) is 2.7m slat floor..so doesnt plane.. but it wouldnt surprise me if an air floor version wouldn't plane with that engine and just me on board..?
The red boat at Ailsa Craig ..its a 12ft fibre glass job..around 200kg weight and a 4hp is the manufacturers recommended size engine for it..because it is a displacement boat
So saying all this..if you have not bought the 3.5hp.. I would suggest buying a bit larger. However ..if you already have the 3.5hp.. I wouldnt worry..its safe enough in the areas you mention you will be using it
The other good thing about it is... the fish dont seem to care what size engine you have.. and that appears to be your use main for the boat