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PostPosted: Dec 12, 2007 8:49 pm    Post subject: minimum hp??? Reply with quote

my boards on its way which is rad like turnip juice.
I just found out my mate has his own boat which i never knew about, sayen its only a little run about but i didnt ask what horse power hes got...

Is there a rule of thumb to the minimum horsepower you'd want for a basic tow?
obviously im not a big guy so weight isn't an issue but for the boat to handle towing is there a round abouts power neccessary for towing?
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PostPosted: Dec 12, 2007 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its all depends on the size of the boat. The smallest size engine i have heard of get someone up at a comfortable speed is a 20 h.p. on a 10 foor dingy.... but there might some smaller that i have never heard of....


a good standard is 40 and above

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PostPosted: Dec 12, 2007 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Parky used to ride behind a 15 hp zod I think but If I was to buy a boat I probably wouldn't go under 40hp.
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PostPosted: Dec 12, 2007 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeh gotya, coz we use to get towed on my mates tinny and 15hp, no good for the engine but it was enough to get you up. expecting this other boat to have 20-25hp just coz his dad lives for boats and wouldnt let him get a nugget
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PostPosted: Dec 12, 2007 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it will go 20 mph, It will pull you.
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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2007 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

20hp or more
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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2007 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've gotten up on a 5hp behind a tinner but it's hard and some people have a struggle and can't do it. It's all in the way you get up i guess
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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2007 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

price.dan, wow. hahaha was an infant driving the boat? can't afford much extra weight!


way to go

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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2007 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

price.dan, sounds sick.
was it a deep water start? Neutral

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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2007 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there is no way a 5hp outboard pulled you im sorry your a fiznackling idiot liar
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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2007 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do you talk shiit to everyone you brainless ignorant fvck?
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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2007 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brassmonkey wrote:
Why do you talk shiit to everyone you brainless ignorant fvck?

who? DVSKATE ? Confused

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PostPosted: Dec 15, 2007 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ya it was a deep water start, but it took the tinner 20+ seconds to pull me up. I wouldn't recommended it, it's all we had one day. You could only have 2 people in the boat, driver and wakeskater
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PostPosted: Dec 15, 2007 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

price.dan, unless u like fed the engine some sort of rocket fuel, i dont think there is ANNNNNYYY way u could do a deep water start on a 5hp, we struggle doing deep waters on a 30 sometimes (but thats cause we usually 2 people in the boat and 1 skating)
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PostPosted: Dec 15, 2007 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JonnyBravo, okay....well i have but thanks for the encouragement
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price.dan, How??????? i have a boat with a 4hp and it goes soooooooooooooooooooooooooo slow its not funny Razz. 5hp is just 1 more than that and i cant se how in heck u could do it
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PostPosted: Dec 15, 2007 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i donno man, my buddy has a tinner with 5 hp on it and each year we take it up the river to a near by town skating all the way down the river. Maybe your boat sits lower in the water and has more drag...i have no clue then
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PostPosted: Dec 15, 2007 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

price.dan, if its true u def have to post a video of it, cause that would be pretty cool if u could do it :p
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PostPosted: Dec 15, 2007 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm skeptical of that... but price.dan has never seemed to be the bullshˇtting type to me. So i'll take his word for it. Video would be sick.
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PostPosted: Dec 15, 2007 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when we go out next year i'll have to bring a camera so you guys can see.
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