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Posts posted by Emily2310

  1. 19 minutes ago, BilgePump said:

    Yes, agree too that it should be plenty to push such a boat, more than enough for the canal. I've used an 8hp Yam 2 stroke to push a 20' one ton yacht against tidal river currents in the past and it was well suited to the job. At 1.5m (approx 5ft) wide and`18' long, it sounds as though yours is an open or cuddy dayboat so probably a good bit lighter than one ton. As a comparison, I'm currently using a 5hp Yam on a 19' cabin cruiser (approx 800kg all up with me and kit) on narrow canals and it is quite adequate. I also used a similar 5hp engine as an auxillary on a 16' fishing boat on the sea and in benign conditions would have a run out using it instead of the main engine. It did the job fine. Maybe the question should not be 'how fast will it go?' but 'will I be able to go slow enough on the canal to avoid creating a breaking wash'.

    Thank you for your reply, much appreciated. 

  2. 1 hour ago, Athy said:

    Welcome to the forum.

    The answers to your question depend on what sort of boat you have - is it a 12 foot dinghy, a 70 foot narrowboat or something in between?


    10 minutes ago, NB Esk said:


    Reading between the lines, I'd guess that Emily is as new to boating as she is to this forum and you think that's an acceptable response to a first post?


    You really do appear to have a problem with females.



    Thank you, yes very new to all of this. 

    It’s 18ft long and 1.5 meters wide. Thanks 

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  3. Hi, could anyone tell me what a Yamaha 8HP 4 stroke is like please?, how fast would that go with 2 adults and a bit of stuff on board?. 


    Thanks for your help. 


    Sorry it’s 18ft long and 1.5 meters wide. 

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