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Old 14 August 2013, 16:47   #1
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Will a 10hp motor get my Yam 340S onto the plane?

I had a 15hp Mariner outboard with my Yam 340S SIB, and it performed well, getting the boat onto the plane, and a top speed of 15 mph.

Unfortunately the engine was stolen at the weekend.

To replace it I would like a 10hp motor, because it might be lighter to carry, and use less fuel. And perhaps a little cheaper.

I don't mind if it is a little slower, but I still want it to get onto the plane. Is this still going to be possible with a 10hp motor?

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Old 14 August 2013, 16:53   #2
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How many people and how much kit will you be taking with you then we can give you a better answer?
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Old 14 August 2013, 16:56   #3
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Two stroke with no kit in good condition. Of course it will.
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Put this way i had my 3.8m boat, 9.8hp merc, 2 adult and 5 kids (age 5 to 9) it only just got onto the plane against the tide coming back up the river.
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Put this way i had my 3.8m boat, 9.8hp merc, 2 adult and 5 kids (age 5 to 9) it only just got onto the plane against the tide coming back up the river.
Doesn't matter which way the tide's going.
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Old 14 August 2013, 17:21   #6
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How many people and how much kit will you be taking with you then we can give you a better answer?
Just me (72Kg). No kit.

So it looks like a yes then

Thanks all!

Hopefully I won't get my new motor nicked too.

I think I was a bit unlucky with the current one. I had tied my boat up on a disused dredging boat on the Basingstoke canal near Aldershot (UK) specifically to keep it away and partially hidden from a car park adjacent to the public slipway there. I was only gone 2 hours during twilight while I returned to Winchfield to collect my car. The thief had to jump a 80cm gap between the dredging boat and the canal bank carrying the motor at the same time - must have been more athletic than me!
And they had it away with a 3/4 full 50-litre fuel tank too.
I reported it to the police. But I can't expect them to find anything.
It was only an old motor which was a beggar to start. But I had grown a little fond of it <weep> lol
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Old 14 August 2013, 17:25   #7
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Bear in mind your proposed 10hp may be the same outboard as your 15hp but with less power... i.e. weighing the same. If you're going to carry the weight of a 15 at least enjoy the power of a 15.
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Old 14 August 2013, 17:31   #8
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Are you up on the plane on the Basingstoke canal?
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Old 14 August 2013, 17:35   #9
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Are you up on the plane on the Basingstoke canal?
Well I do confess to giving it a bit of welly once or twice on the trip. But 18mph is a tad over the 4mph speed limit so I didn't do it more than a few seconds.

Apparently the wash from high speeds can damage the banks of canals and rivers, so I kept my speed down..
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50 litres??? where were you planning to go?
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