small roll-up inflatable - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-09-2008
deniseO30's Avatar
1934 Chickering
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol pa
Posts: 6,346
Thanks: 52
Thanked 101 Times in 91 Posts
Rep Power: 10
deniseO30 will become famous soon enough deniseO30 will become famous soon enough
small roll-up inflatable

west marine has one it's about 8ft.. I already have a 2 hp honda 4 stroke. the boat is rated for up to 4 hp. I'm wondering how to find out if the 2 hp will get it plane off? Or if someone out there has one and knows the answer. I wasn't quite sure where to post this question.
thanks all!
__________________
Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club. New Website!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My boat is for sale.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by deniseO30; 07-09-2008 at 12:37 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-09-2008
artbyjody's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bellingham, PNW
Posts: 3,146
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
artbyjody is just really nice artbyjody is just really nice artbyjody is just really nice artbyjody is just really nice
Quote:
Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
west marine has one it's about 8ft.. I already have a 2 hp honda 4 stroke. the boat is rated for up to 4 hp. I'm wondering how to find out if the 2 hp will get it plane off? Of if someone out there has one and knows the answer. I wasn't quite sure where to post this question.
thanks all!
It doesn't take much for them to plane. I have a 8 ft WM model - I use it with a tiny 4/5? HP Nissan but it takes very little to get up and going and rarely need full throttle...
__________________
-- Jody

S/V "
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
" -
1983, Barberis Show 38! or
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.







Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 07-09-2008
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Try it.

My friend uses a 2.5 HP Tohatsu on a similar sized inflatable and says it is quite acceptable.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 07-09-2008
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 15,338
Thanks: 88
Thanked 242 Times in 233 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
The lack of a rigid floor on the rollups discourages planing, and I'd suspect that unless your less than 150 lbs and by yourself that it's unlikely to plane easily with a 2 hp.

We run a 3 horse with a rollup zodiac, and there's no way it'll plane with me and my 200-ish lbs.
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 07-09-2008
poopdeckpappy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 5,873
Thanks: 25
Thanked 41 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 10
poopdeckpappy has a spectacular aura about poopdeckpappy has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
We run a 3 horse with a rollup zodiac, and there's no way it'll plane with me and my 200-ish lbs.
Same here, 3.5 on a 9 ft rollup and it's hard to get on plane, but then, it is a dink after all
__________________
1978 Tayana 37
1955 Blanchard 51 Custom ( I got a woody )
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 07-09-2008
captainjimbolio's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
captainjimbolio is on a distinguished road
I have a Zodiac Cadet 260 (I'm sure that means 2.6 meters) but it's small 8' or so. I have a Honda 2hp 4stroke, I can get it to plane pretty easily and I'm over 150 lbs. It 's hard to keep it going strait though.

BUT, it rolls up nicely on the bow of the boat (26' capri).

It works for going boat to boat, or boat to shore so I'm pleased with it. Not to heavy, easy to roll up and fill up. etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 07-09-2008
sailboy21's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: SE Alaska
Posts: 722
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
sailboy21 is on a distinguished road
wood floor inflatables won't plane when powered by engines up to their rated hp, they are not designed to. You need at least an air floor for any hope of planing and at least twice the hp of that little Honda. I messed about once in West Marines little rollup with a 3hp Seagul and got nowhere near a plane. On the other hand, a 4hp on an inflatable bottom dink will plane nicely with two fit and trim adults.

"Their flat bottoms and small engines (up to 4HP) make their performance non–planing, limiting their range to in–harbor, relatively flat–water travel."

Now I have been able to get my WB 8 "on step" with 3.5HP (1.5 more than it is rated for). That was a frightening experience I will not soon repeat.

EDIT: captainjimbolio, If you can get your 260 on step with a 2hp I want video!!! Put it on Youtube right away

Last edited by sailboy21; 07-09-2008 at 01:16 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 07-09-2008
deniseO30's Avatar
1934 Chickering
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol pa
Posts: 6,346
Thanks: 52
Thanked 101 Times in 91 Posts
Rep Power: 10
deniseO30 will become famous soon enough deniseO30 will become famous soon enough
Thanks everyone! this one that WM has is a roll up with plywood floor. I guess I'm just looking for a reason to sell the 2hp honda. My hard dink is (watertender 9) great for rowing but anything more then an Idle the lil 9ftr starts plowing badly I was thinking about someday building a "spindrift" that claims 2hp planeability, but eh.. I've kinda got away from building boats. maybe the inflatable is still a good choice I don't know.
__________________
Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club. New Website!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My boat is for sale.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 07-09-2008
djodenda's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kirkland, Washington
Posts: 1,620
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 10
djodenda will become famous soon enough djodenda will become famous soon enough
I've got a 5HP 2 stroke Tohatsu and a 10' wood-floored inflatable. It'll plane as long as you have less that 300 lbs aboard.

Frankly, I wish I had a smaller roll-up dinghy and a smaller motor. For me, at least, planing isn't important, and I'd prefer the reduced storage space, setup, and lifting.

I guess I'd think twice before seeing planing as a requirement.

Anybody want to trade?

David
__________________
David

1987 CS 36 Merlin "Kyrie"

"They drove a dump truck full of money up to my house. I'm not made of stone!" -Krusty the Clown
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 07-09-2008
SVDistantStar's Avatar
'72 Pearson 36
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Charleston SC
Posts: 497
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
SVDistantStar is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to SVDistantStar
Denise you said you have Watertender that always wants to plow? I had one of those once with a 3hp 2cyl 2stroke Johnson on it. It would plane and run like mad with just me in it until it got full of water. I found that they get alot of water in between the hulls from condensation. Try flipping it over on a dock or land and pull the rubber plug thats under the bow. It might help alot.

Sailboy, Seagulls were not made to plane any boat at all. The propeller is a very flat pitch. They were made to be used a larger boats to just push them right along. Ive used one to move a 24' full keel Columbia before.

As for small boats and low horsepower motors, ive found nothing beats the power to size ratio of an early 90's Johnson/Evinrude 3hp motor. They are 2stroke and 2 cylinder. I used one on the back of a 9' Avon hardbottom and it would plane off with 2 people in it. The motors themselves didnt change much from the 50's until the early 90's when they dropped the points. I can tear one down and rebuild the whole thing in about 3 hours.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1972 Pearson 36 S.V. Distant Star
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nesting Dinghy or Roll up Inflatable? voyagerjm Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 08-05-2006 05:25 PM
Small Boat Cruising David Schaefer Cruising Articles 0 06-09-2004 09:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:50 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.