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Old 01-11-2019, 01:31 PM
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jobowker
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Originally Posted by Clinker View Post
An inflatable keel is the key. Unless you're quite heavyweight yourself, 3.5hp two stroke gets it on the plane. My 10ft inflatable (inflatable keel with wooden deck) very nearly planed with 2.5hp. With 5 it flew - with the 9.8 I actually have on it, it bombs along very nicely.
Oddly enough, I've found it easier to plane a 10' inflatable with low HP than an 8' with the same motor.
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