Family Four 30 hp

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Eddo
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Family Four 30 hp

Post by Eddo » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:39 am

Hi All, i am looking at a Family Four with a 30hp fourstroke. Can anyone tell me speed at WOT please? Also
at what speed should it plane??
Cheers Ed

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Re: Family Four 30 hp

Post by dellquay13 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:16 pm

Hello Ed,

A Family four should plane at between 14-16mph, depending on loading and trim.
I wouldn't be surprised if you can't get on the plane very often with a 30hp 4 stroke. I only just managed it with a 40hp 2 stroke, much better when I had a 50hp 2 stroke, and great with my 70hp 4 stroke. 2strokes traditionally beat 4 strokes for acceleration for the same hp. With a 4 stroke, 50hp is usually considered the minimum to plane in an F4.

Chris
1987 F4 mk4, 70hp 4str Yamaha. Milford Haven and seaward to a 40mile radius.

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Re: Family Four 30 hp

Post by Eddo » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:33 pm

Thanks for the info Chris, Ed

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