14t family speedboat

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by valvebounce, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. valvebounce
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    valvebounce Senior Member

    I have just aquired a 14ft family speed boat,it can be lifted off the rollers bow and stern with a little effort.
    I have refurbed a 1964 18hp Evinrude fastwin.
    Anyone got any idea what speed it will be capable of?
    I don't know the make of the boat,but it has a nice shaped hull and has a 5ft beam,and takes a 16" leg outboard.
     
  2. Mr Efficiency
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    Mr Efficiency Senior Member

    Depends on how much weight you pile in I'd say, but it should hit a dizzying 20 mph !
     
  3. valvebounce
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    valvebounce Senior Member

    Hello again Mr E,
    20mph will do me.There will only be two of us on the boat and a bit of fishing
    gear.The engine is a pull start so there won't even be a battery,just a couple of petrol tanks.(and a 5hp spare engine)
    With having to trailer the boat I will be keeping the weight to a minimum that I carry in it.
     
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