What size outboard?


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peterhoggins (Past OCC Member)
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In the near future I shall need to upgrade my dinghy. I plan to buy a small RIB - about 11 feet or a bit less. I need it to plane e with 4 average size adults on board. Ideally I like to put a 15HP 2-stroke on the back, but this is not going to be possible these days.

Four-strokes are quite a bit heavier so the question is does anyone have experience with a 4 stroke that would do this job? My thoughts are that a 10HP would be a bit too small but a 15HP might be a bit too heavy.
peterhoggins (Past OCC Member)
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How sad is this! I 'm answering my own question. I have spoken to shops and suppliers and they recommend a 10HP o/b for a 3.2m RIB, but it won 't have enough power to get it on the plane with 4 adults onboard. To do this you need a 20HP 4-stroke. (The Yamaha 15HP and 20HP weigh the same).

....of course I could go to Nassau and buy a brand new 15HP 2-stroke!
BadgersSett
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We have a 15hp 2 stroke on Badgers Sett 's 9ft Rib. It will plane with 3 people but not with 4. The longer hull may help you, but I would check before buying. Good luck.
peterhoggins (Past OCC Member)
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Hi Ken

It was from you I learnt the 5Hp/person rule! Our friends have a 11ft with 15HP and with a bit of crew involvement we managed to get it skimming. I shall continue to research. Thanks.
BadgersSett
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Hello Peter

Just a heads up. A friend has an 11ft AB with a 15hp, but he had to buy a long shaft, as the short was just that. However, the long was a little too long, so he had to add a piece to the top of the transom. More fun!

Cheers Ken
Michael & Anne Hartshorn
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Hi

We bought a new 15 hp Two Stroke short shaft Yamaha in the Bahamas last year and use it on a 9 foot AB dinghy. It plane 's well with three, but have yet to try with four. We do think it will when the conditions are okay.

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Michael & Anne
peterhoggins (Past OCC Member)
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Hi Michael and Anne

Thanks for your post. We 've come to the conclusion that e 'll do the same thing. Did you get it in Nassau?
peterhoggins (Past OCC Member)
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Hi Michael and Anne

Thanks for your post. We 've come to the conclusion that we 'll do the same thing. Did you get it in Nassau?
Michael & Anne Hartshorn
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Hi

Yes we did and we e-mailed

Jakeil Cartwright

Unit Sales

Harbourside Marine Ltd.

East Bay St.

Ph: 393-0262

Fax: 394-7659

P.O Box N4867

www.hbsmarine.com

Yamaha Outboards//Waverunners//Scooters//Generators

Boston Whaler//Contender//Angler//Sundance Skiff

“Your #1 Sales and Service Provider”

You can give a deposit to hold the engine and they have a 4% credit card charge. So worth paying cash and they delivered to the marina.

If you need more info please e-mail, nimue44ATgmail.com

Regards Michael
peterhoggins (Past OCC Member)
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Thanks very much - I 'll drop him a line.
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