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Old 24 July 2012, 07:48   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Maidstone
Make: Zodiac
Length: 3m +
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Hello from Maidstone

Hi, first time on the forum and looking forward to getting on the water with a 3.8 metre Zodiac. Looking to increase the size of the engine to cope with a 6 knot tide. Wondering if an 8hp outboard would be okay. Cheers Suzzanne

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Old 24 July 2012, 09:22   #2
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Country: UK - England
Town: Wickford, Essex
Boat name: Wanderer
Make: Ribeye, Zodiac FR
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yamaha F300, 25 2S
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I've got a 3.7m fast roller which is a lot lighter. This struggles to plane with 2 people on board when I use my tohatsu 9.8 2 stroke (funnily it is fine with my 25 2 stroke.)

I'd suggest you try and find a 15hp 2 stroke.

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Old 24 July 2012, 11:54   #3
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Town: kent
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Engine: 15hp Johnson 2 smoke
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Yep I would agree, invest In a 15hp 2 stroke.

If you want a good place to launch Minnis bay near Herne bay is good.

Free parking and free slipway.
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