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Re: 25 hp Suzuki vs. Yamaha for a dinghy

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Might want to see if you can find somebody with a prop that fits that you can borrow for a test, but 1" less pitch and see if that works better for getting on plane. The OB's don't always come with a prop pitched for one's particular boat or how one will use it. The prop ours came with would get two on plane easily, but take a while with 4, and needing a person on the bow to do so. We dropped the pitch on the prop 1" and it was like adding 10 more HP - instant plane with 4. Top speed with one person dropped from 23kt to 19kt, though. I haven't measured if there was a corresponding drop in top speed with 4 people.

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Re: 25 hp Suzuki vs. Yamaha for a dinghy

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Re: 25 hp Suzuki vs. Yamaha for a dinghy

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The Highfield dealer is installing the engine and if he doesn't get the prop pitch right, he can do it again. If he does get it right I plan to buy a spare or so.
Oops, that was meant for Outbound, not you. I forgot to include the quote I was responding to.

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Maybe 3-5 seconds more. Checked with dealer. He checked with Suzuki Was on speaker phone. Think it’s just difference between 15 and 9.9. 4 strokes and 2. Will leave as is. Have had 4 adults, provisions and baggage. Think the 9.9 has good torque however as we do move along but not on plane. Thanks

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