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Re: Dolfin planing plates for small outboard

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In order for a dinghy to plane is must have a planing hull form. A flat bottom inflatable will not plane no matter how much power or what you do to it.
I used to have an Achilles air floor dinghy with an 8hp engine that would occasionally plane with my 240 lbs. in it. I say occasionally because the bottom had to be clean and the stars had to be properly aligned.
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In order for a dinghy to plane is must have a planing hull form. A flat bottom inflatable will not plane no matter how much power or what you do to it.
You mean just like the flat bottom displacement air boats right? Get you facts right before you hit the keyboard. My little KABOAT flat bottom with a 6 hp two stroke on the back planes just fine, even with 3 people in it.

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Re: Dolfin planing plates for small outboard

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You mean just like the flat bottom displacement air boats right? Get you facts right before you hit the keyboard.
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Big difference between a flat rigid airboat bottom and the equivalent of an air filled mattress.
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Re: Dolfin planing plates for small outboard

Whoa, over react often?, I have an 8' air filled mattress with a 3.3 merc and I can get it on plane. Also I can assure you, it's half deflated sides and broken roll up floor aren't doing anything for its hull form.
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Re: Dolfin planing plates for small outboard

Years ago, I had a flat-bottom, 11-foot, forgotten-name dinghy fitted with a 15hp Evinrude 2-stroke and dolfin plates. Call it planing or call it flying, that rig was scary with just me and the fuel tank in the boat, because most of the boat was in the air.
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