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More power! 90hp on a 16' Avon

I saw this at the lake last night. A 16' Avon with a 90hp outboard on it.

That's a dinghy that'll get you to shore in a hurry.


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Is that a ski tow rope thingy on the back?

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Re: More power! 90hp on a 16' Avon

Looks more like a para-sail fitting. I hope they're careful with that much oomph on the end of that boat. Maybe Minne can let us know if they flip before the end of August! Notice how it's also going the "wrong way" from all the other moored boats? Perhaps an omen.

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Re: More power! 90hp on a 16' Avon

Huh. Defender sells them with a 90hp motor. I guess thatís what theyíre designed for.
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Just seems like a hell of a lot of oomph for little inflatable tender.

(He was putting it on the trailer, thatís why itís facing the opposite direction from the other boats.)

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$30k for a small inflatable? Nice engine but, still...
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$30k for a small inflatable? Nice engine but, still...
16í is large for a runabout. Still, that cost must be 2/3rds motor. No thanks all around.


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This has to be to tow something else. That motor is massive overkill for that little boat.

And then there's the boat behind it that commits the dual sin of using the Disney font and a bad pun at the same time...
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Notice how it's also going the "wrong way" from all the other moored boats? Perhaps an omen.
Itís not swinging to a mooring. Note the trailer fender in the water alongside the boat. Itís in the process of being launched or retrieved.

This power combination is tame when one considers the chase boats used in the Americaís Cup that have three or four 250hp outboards on them. An absurd amount of power for the purpose.
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That's a dinghy that'll get you to shore in a hurry.

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It’s not swinging to a mooring. Note the trailer fender in the water alongside the boat. It’s in the process of being launched or retrieved.
I think that the wheel has more to do with Minne's comment. If you are going to shore in a hurry you need to have permanently afixed wheels so that you can get on shore in a hurry. They probably need to big outboard to overcome the drag of the permanently afixed landing gear.

The Disney lettered boat does not need a dinghy. They just sprinkle magic dust and they suddenly find themselves ashore in a pink be-gliterred princess dress. Somewhere, Phillip Rhodes is spinning in his grave.

And now back to the show in progress.......
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