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Post by nthendpompey » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:39 pm

advice, new to boating . got a 14ft flatish keel boat. been told a 8-15 hp outboard would do .only fishing local harbour areas. would this size engine do cheers mick



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Post by jacko69 » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:19 am

hi nthendpompey, a 15hp engine would be fine for your boat just dont be tempted to buy one of the usless one of flebay


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Post by rabbi2 » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:24 am

Juasy wondering if by anychance its a Dijon that you are buying ?

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Post by hammyloz » Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:46 am

if your only fishing the harbour areas then yes 15hp is more than enough,and not sticking up for fleabay but i have bought lots of outboards from there and if you check them properley then you will have no worries,just dont buy one that you cant view

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Post by rabbi2 » Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:57 am

Being only 14ft and having a planing hull then I would suggest 15hp to 25hp.

If you go for a 15hp then I would also sugest that you fit Doel fins on the cavity plate.

This not only brings you on the plane quicker at lower revs thus saving fuel but also give better steering control.

I would fit them on a 25hp also.

I have them fitted to my 60hp.
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Post by hammyloz » Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:38 am

i agree there rabbi but remember he is only staying in harbour areas so he doesnt need to really get up on the plane but if going further afield then i agree go bigger

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Post by swardy » Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:26 am

dont want to confuse things for you but personally i think i would gor for a 9.9hp this would be plenty big enough and the fuel bill wont be as high. the bigger the engine the bigger the fuel(cant you tell im turning into a tight old bugger). before you you get on the water with your new outfit makes sure you have the right safetyy equipment as this is one area you dont want to try and save a few quid. happy boating

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Post by nthendpompey » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:09 pm

cheers all for your advice,all taken onboard ,sorry for the pun ,not intended.wont cut corners on the safety side of it .joined a angling club to gain more advice.cheers again mick

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