Zodiac / Bombard Sportboat Performance
I've noticed that the internet is fairly dead in regards to performance data on the Futura / Bombard Commando / FC470 / F470 hull.
Rather than letting somebody else spend hours mounting/remounting the outboard like I did, I figured I would create a thread. Feel free to expand on it. I hope this will save somebody some time and internet searching.
Here's my info:
1990 Zodiac FC-470 , rollup Floor
2008 Evinrude ETEC 50hp RescuePro (tiller, Enforcer lower unit)
Hole #3 (hole #2 caused wash over the transom, #4 did not allow enough trim)
Engine trimmed up about 3"
Top speed, 28 mph @ max revs (~5500 rpm)
Cruise, 24 mph @ ~4500 rpm (no tach to verify)
On-Plane, 10 mph
Test weight : 836 lb total
(165 lb operator, 20 lb gear, 322 lb boat, 247 lb outboard, 40 lb fuel, 42 lb battery)
Keel & Main Buoyancy tubes gauged at 3.5 psi
59F water temp, 66F ambient temperature, wind 3.8 mph southwest, flat water conditions
Gluing geek since 2007