console skiff power

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nkalson
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console skiff power

Post by nkalson » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:40 pm

Most console skiffs seem to run 40 or 50 hp. I am wondering if anyone runs less hp with good results. I don't need to go extraordinarily fast, just get up on a plane and get around.
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Re: console skiff power

Post by vupilot » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:53 pm

Id like to see what one would do with a modern 25hp motor. I think it would do pretty well if not overloaded.

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Re: console skiff power

Post by hoodman » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:31 pm

A 25 would definitely get you up on plane. Probably a top speed in the mid 20's
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Re: console skiff power

Post by nkalson » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:22 pm

That's what I am thinking. I think i'll borrow a tiller steer and try it out when I'm ready. Save a couple thousand.
I'll post pics of my progress when I get going. Waiting for weather to get a little drier here in NorCal.
Thanks for your reply.

NK

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