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Old 09-14-2020, 07:20 PM
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Go thru the inlet in the ocean on a 18-20 foot cc boat?
Old 09-14-2020, 08:16 PM
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Need a lot more info than that. Weight, hull shape, conditions of the inlet, etc. Question is way too broad to answer as is. There are many aspects much more important going through an inlet than what ouboard you have.
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For an 18 -20 foot boat you need whatever is on the capacity label. For boats bigger than that you can then ask that question, but as Joeballow said we need mor info.
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Quad 400's.
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One that has, at least, the power of a henway.
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Originally Posted by SeaCat22 View Post
One that has, at least, the power of a henway.
Lol going there twice today?
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I just need to get to 10 comments. This looks like a good one to get a post on lol
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40hp

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A 8hp high thrust Yamaha will push any 22 foot boat through a inlet.
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150hp is probably where youíre at
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France has some pretty vicious inlets and on an 18ft boat you'd be likely to see 60-90 on an 18ft boat, possibly 115 on a 20ft boat - in the US, I'm guessing the generally accepted minimum will be well above that.
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If you are going to go out the inlet make sure you have two motors,lots of life jackets,plb,epirb,life raft with ditch bag.
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Depends on the inlet and the weather.
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How many fat drunk guys will you have on board???
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Originally Posted by rfiore View Post
Go thru the inlet in the ocean on a 18-20 foot cc boat?
I e been doing it with the same 18 cc boat powered by a 115 for 40 years.
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If you time it for an outgoing tide, the tide will carry you out, so no horsepower will be needed.
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I got a pretty good deal on 18 ft cc, with a 90 hp. Itís about 1600 lbs. Iím talking about delaware bay inlet, and Indian river inlet. I want to be able to go thru the inlet in 1-4 ft seas.
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Originally Posted by rfiore View Post
I got a pretty good deal on 18 ft cc, with a 90 hp. Itís about 1600 lbs. Iím talking about delaware bay inlet, and Indian river inlet. I want to be able to go thru the inlet in 1-4 ft seas.
4í seas? Yikes. Bring lifevests.
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Originally Posted by rfiore View Post
I got a pretty good deal on 18 ft cc, with a 90 hp. Itís about 1600 lbs. Iím talking about delaware bay inlet, and Indian river inlet. I want to be able to go thru the inlet in 1-4 ft seas.
1 foot no big deal.. 4 feet.. your going to need a bigger boat.
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Ok so this boat could be good in what 1-2 ft seas

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