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Post by Martin » 08 Jan 2019, 16:14

If you can exceed 20knts with a 9.8hp I’ll be bloody gobsmacked 😳

Sounds like you’ve had chance of a good bit of testing at the weekend Chris..
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Post by Andy » 08 Jan 2019, 17:19

Believe me, he was going like stink after lunch !
But rem, he dont have much touching the water ! Its basically a flying carpet with a couple of tubes, and he wasn't scared of giving it hell ! Every time I saw him, he was always smiling and not scared of giving it hell ! The thing turned on a sixpence once he got it set up a bit better. However, once us lot gave it some stick, he was left behind in straight line speed, but hey, 9HP engine and a carpet aint really streamlined for speed !

I have seen many guys, and galls fishing from inflatable canoes/kayaks, and you can go to hell ! I would however, chuck one of those in the back of my car with the 2.5hp get me home engine, and fish in Poole Harbour !
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Post by ChrisParish » 08 Jan 2019, 17:24

Andy wrote:
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However, once us lot gave it some stick, he was left behind in straight line speed, but hey, 9HP engine and a carpet aint really streamlined for speed !
He was still a darn sight faster than me! So somewhere between 15 and 20 knots.
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Post by Andy » 08 Jan 2019, 17:26

He was still a darn sight faster than me! So somewhere between 15 and 20 knots.
But as you said to all of us, you carry more weight, lol !

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Post by ChrisParish » 08 Jan 2019, 17:32

I prefer to think of it as ballast. Better for rough conditions.
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Post by chris moody » 08 Jan 2019, 19:55

I had a load of unnecessary kit in dry bags up in the bow. If I streamline the kit I bring, and move it further aft (which will raise the bow and reduce the wetted area even more) I am confident I can hit 20 kts or more. When Paul was helming the Takacat and I was running alongside in his mercury rib, I was surprised at how little of the Takacat was actually in the water when on the plane. The front two thirds of the vessel was totally clear of the water.

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Post by Martin » 08 Jan 2019, 20:07

Ok, so we need to stick 20gees on the back and get it out ohyeh :clappy :mrgreen:
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Post by chris moody » 08 Jan 2019, 21:07

It’s only rated for 15hp, but I’m game to try it with a 20hp.
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Ok, so we need to stick 20gees on the back and get it out ohyeh :clappy :mrgreen:
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Post by Martin » 08 Jan 2019, 23:27

Our new Takacat forum :thumbsup
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