Originally Posted by bartiny
Like the outboard stand not seen 1 like that before
but I have led a very sheltered life
In my humble opinion depending on what payload, how loaded, propeller etc, you should be getting more that 21 knotts, this is based on my own setup 3.8mtr Humber with Mariner 25hp 2 sroke wooden keel, wooden floor, Hypalon, 200kgs load excluding engine and fuel 25 knotts GPS in chop (scary) and 13" prop and only making 4,800rpm (I know its not optimum) still more testing to do.
Yeah I thought I should have more speed going by what a lot of people on here say they have with there 25hp.
I weigh about 88 kegs then I also had about 50kgs of ballast up front just to keep the nose down a bit more and make it more realistic when the missus is in the boat with how it sits.
Then probs about another 20 kegs with fuel,flares,small anchor,paddles,VHF etc etc.
So not massively overweight but I had the engine trimmed all the way into the transom this time.
Because before I had it on the third hole out on the trim and I was getting a large rooster tail and the prop was loosing traction and over revving the engine.
But may try hole 2 again as I tried this before and it felt very sketchy at full
throttle but may be just due to being first time I ever took it out.