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Old 30 June 2010, 14:16   #11
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we used to have a 30 on a 13ft dorey, it would tow a donut ok but not fast enough to be any proper fun (and I was only 12ish)
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Old 30 June 2010, 17:54   #12
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i have a 3m rib with 18hp, it pulls a doughnut with no problem and i still have some power spare.
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Old 30 June 2010, 18:13   #13
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Pretty sure I could wakeboard behind 15hp, you'd be struggling to get anyone bigger than a child up on ski's though.
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Pretty sure I could wakeboard behind 15hp, you'd be struggling to get anyone bigger than a child up on ski's though.
I reckon it takes more of a tug to get a w/board out than a pair of skis, unless the w/boarder is tiny with good technique.
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Old 30 June 2010, 19:32   #15
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I reckon it takes more of a tug to get a w/board out than a pair of skis.......
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....unless the w/boarder is tiny with good technique.
That must be me then
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Old 01 July 2010, 07:52   #16
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hows about just having a go...
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thanks for the input, going out next weekend, will let you know how it goes.
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I think you will struggle to pull a skier up out of the water with just 15 hp. Also when using small outboards, 2 strokes are far better for skieing because they are more responsive with more torque to weight ratio, quick response is important when getting a skier up, particularly inexperienced skiers. I used to manage it with a 2 stroke 30 hp on a 14 ft dory, but thats twice the hp, and lots more response. No harm in trying though..it's all good fun
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My 14 year old daughter could waterski behind this Ribeye 330 with a 15hp, but the next season she couldnt. Not enough power to pull her up when she grew. It could pull a ringo fine. The limitation was accelarative power for skiing.
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15 2stroke can probably get a kid to ski....but a 4 stroke I doubt....probably response and weight of 2 stroke engines...
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