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Old 09 March 2006, 14:59   #1
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Flatacraft force3 GT

Hi, I have aquired a Flatacraft force3 GT 3m rib and was wondering if anybody could tell me what engine size do I need.
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Old 09 March 2006, 15:55   #2
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Hello martin.

Until recently I had the exact same rib. Great little boat, I was sorry to see it go.

Anyway. Mine had a 25hp yamaha on the back and this was just about ok for wakeboarding and towing a tube (with a low pitch prop). The boat can handle up to a 30hp, but I would imagine not a 4 stroke due to the extra weight. You will need a long shaft outboard too.

Hope that helps.

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Old 09 March 2006, 16:48   #3
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great choice of boat nice too now sum1 here has got a flatacraft

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Old 10 March 2006, 03:14   #4
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Hello martin.

Until recently I had the exact same rib. Great little boat, I was sorry to see it go.

Anyway. Mine had a 25hp yamaha on the back and this was just about ok for wakeboarding and towing a tube (with a low pitch prop). The boat can handle up to a 30hp, but I would imagine not a 4 stroke due to the extra weight. You will need a long shaft outboard too.

Hope that helps.

Tim
Hi Tim thanks for the quick reply.
I apreciate the information, I am now on thw lookout for a engine.

Thanks again.

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Old 11 May 2006, 04:27   #5
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Flatacraft

Well I have managed to buy an old Johnson 35 longshaft at a boat jumble.

WOW, what a great little boat. We got over 20knt's with two people on board.
Great fun.

Thanks for the help.

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Old 11 May 2006, 04:59   #6
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mine used to go like a rocket with a 25 on and a higher pitch prop! Just don't try and go too slowly in even a small chop, it just poors over the front as I'm sure you have discovered!
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