powering flying saucer

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vintage
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powering flying saucer

Postby vintage » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:04 pm

Just curious if anyone knows if a 3hp outboard will push a 12 foot flying saucer and what I might expect from it. It may be a while before I can afford a bigger motor.it will be for pond use only most likely. I also plan on making the boat light as possible. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. The motor is a 1966 johnson 3hp.Thanks.

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Andy Garrett
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Re: powering flying saucer

Postby Andy Garrett » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:38 pm

I imagine it will push it, but it won't get on plane.

One of the comparably shaped hulls built in the stitch-and-glue technique might be both lighter and more appropriate for a small tiller motor.
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Re: powering flying saucer

Postby vintage » Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:43 pm

Thanks for the reply. The flying saucer is already in the works and i will eventually get a bigger motor. I'm hoping a mercury super 10 will get it to plane if I can ever find one.

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Re: powering flying saucer

Postby Pullie » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:18 am

I once used a 4HP 4-stroke to limp home after my 20HP died. I got to 12km/h but think that there may be a little bit more possible with a better prop. for planing I think you need at least 10 to 15HP.

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Re: powering flying saucer

Postby chugalug » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:13 am

:D My brother and sister used to waterski behind a 16 ft. alumacraft and an old 10 horse Johnson.try that with a new one. :D
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Re: powering flying saucer

Postby Hercdrvr » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:02 pm

Keep saving up $$ and get at least 20 HP. My 2 cents

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Re: powering flying saucer

Postby vupilot » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:27 am

A 15hp would do excellent on a flying saucer. The 3hp will putt you around the lake though and beats watching from shore 8)


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