Originally Posted by jessy1616bike
hi all,i have a 2.8 avon with a ridged hull with a honda 5hp 4stroke (2007).....should it plane?cheers rob
I think this could be marginal. Is it the Avon Rover with a flat internal floor, which is quite a heavy boat?
Our 3.1m Zodiac will easily plane with just me on board. That's with 6HP 4 stroke but using nowhere near full throttle. Our rig is quite a lot lighter though, the boat is nearly 20kg lighter than the Avon Rover, the engine a couple of kg lighter, and I weigh less than you as well.
Now our engine's run in and I can use full throttle, our rig will just plane two-up but its very slow to get there. I have the engine raised with a 1" spacer on the transom and it could probably do with going a bit higher. I need to try different tilt settings.