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Old 23 May 2010, 04:37   #1
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Osprey 5.0 with a 55 Suzuki

Would this setup be sluggish? Not looking for a speed machine. Just something to buzz around yachting fleets taking photos with some 4 up family usage.
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Old 24 May 2010, 05:03   #2
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Bump!

Anyone got any opinions on this one? Looking at buying an Osprey 5.0 but wondering whether it may be a bit underpowered with a 55.
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Old 24 May 2010, 05:24   #3
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Probally in the 20+ knots, dont imagine it would be super quick.
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Andy - the problem is that the vast majority of people on here are rather keen on top speed. So whilst that boat may well be fine for the application you plan - it is probably a bit underpowered to most people on here. A sea trial is probably the way to find out. I'm sure lightly loaded it will be fine for snapping pics of yachts; depending on how "heavy" the family is (4 people could be anything from about 180kg to 400+kg) - you might find it less inspiring for family cruising - likewise what keeps a 5 yr old happy (in terms of speed, responsiveness etc) is different from a 15 yr old.
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Not a direct comparison, but my Humber came with a yam 55. As Cam says, top speed was about 25 Knots. As Pol says, "sluggish" is all relative.

Anything abouve 20 knots cruising asi going to be unomfortable anyway in a 5m boat, and for your photographic escapades, you could get a slightly lower pitched prop - then you get a bit more "out the hole" grunt, at the loss of top speed, however chasing yachts I wouldn't think that's going to be hugely important, unless of course you are chasing skiffs!
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hmm yes probably a little underpowered, my valiant 5.2M has a 70hp on, think maximum engine it can take is 100hp.
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hmm yes probably a little underpowered, my valiant 5.2M has a 70hp on, think maximum engine it can take is 100hp.
I was driving a vallient 490 with a 75, they are rated to 80hp
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I was driving a vallient 490 with a 75, they are rated to 80hp
I was refering to my 5.2M not the 4.9M Sorry.
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I was refering to my 5.2M not the 4.9M Sorry.
I know, i was just saying cause 4.9 is closer to 5 than 520 hehe
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As the previous replies have said, it will be a tad on the sluggish side. However, just give it a sea trial if you can. I have a 98 5mtr Tornado, not a viking so its pretty light and it goes OK with a 60hp 2S merc but when I replace ,I would want to go with a privately imported 90 2S yam. However, that is a few years away! What you do need to be aware of, is that powering to the boats limit, particularly a small boat means that in inexperienced hands things can go horribly amiss very quickly. ie letting the other half drive, loaning it to the brother inlaw etc.

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