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Old 23-04-2016, 09:24   #91
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Re: What Actually Happens If You Oversize The Dinghy Outboard?

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this might have been pointed out, I'm not going to read all of these post's. Your name, KISS, an acronym for "keep it simple stupid" , no insult intended. You're worried about bogging down so you run your 4 hp at half throttle,right? or buy the 2 hp for far less money and run full throttle. Seems simple to me. I recently bought a new Suzuki 2.5 dl, 29 lb, 4 stroke, water cooled with F/N transmission, built in Japan, not china, for less than a thousand. It planes my 12' hard dink as long as I'm not load to the gills.

I think the second point that was lost in this was the fact that the OP stated that he wanted to consider the outboard not just for the dink but to power the mother ship as well.


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Old 23-04-2016, 10:16   #92
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Re: What Actually Happens If You Oversize The Dinghy Outboard?

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I think the second point that was lost in this was the fact that the OP stated that he wanted to consider the outboard not just for the dink but to power the mother ship as well.


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I see, I guess I missed that. How about two 2 hp motors, pull one for the dink when needed, spin the mother ship on a dime with one in forward one in reverse? LOL!!
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Old 23-04-2016, 11:30   #93
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Re: What Actually Happens If You Oversize The Dinghy Outboard?

Regarding thread drift I'm of the opinion that some of the most interesting threads are the result of it. In this case drifting into whether a Walker Bay is worth buying & then what's the best dinghy was to be expected.

To get back on topic we use a Honda 2hp on our Bauer 10 & normally run it at just above idle speed, at half throttle we're digging a hole & wide open is pointless.
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Your correct. 4 horse isn't going to make a difference on his dingy. I hope it would as a get home engine.
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Re: What Actually Happens If You Oversize The Dinghy Outboard?

OMG - have you now seen the guys in the caribbean that put 500 HP outboards on 17 foot two seaters? You go faster. A lot faster.
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