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Old 04 April 2015, 10:44   #1
Country: South Africa
Town: christiana
Boat name: viking
Make: -
Length: 3m +
Engine: 10 hp
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 3
motor size for 3.2 m boat

hi guys im new to this forum. I just got myself a 3,2m rib boat with plywood floor. i want to use it for dam and sea. mostly in mozambique. we used to go out with my fathers cat but since i dont nlive with them anymore i wanted something smaller to handle with more ease. the boat can handle a motor up to 15hp

spoke to a guy today and he said its way to small for going out in the ocean. i like to differ. im looking at a 10hp motor. what do you guys think?


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Old 05 April 2015, 12:58   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Lincoln
Boat name: Bootneck & Royal
Make: SR4 &AvonTyphoon sib
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yam40,johnson25 2str
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 41
Hi mate. One of my boats is an Avon Typhoon, its 3.4m and is an aluminium decked SIB
.Its plated to take upto 25hp but i have a Honda 10hp with hydro foils fitted, it easily gets on the plane with one person on board. Two persons and its not quite enough to get on the plane. I would imagine with yours being a RIB, 15 hp would probably be comparable to mine, myself i would think 10hp wouldnt quite be enough.
Hope this helps, and welcome to the forum! Darren
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