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  1. Mr Efficiency
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    haha....tropical cyclones in the Southern Hemisphere are, of course, just hurricanes rotating in the opposite direction. There is no city of any size in Australia, in cyclone prone areas. 90% of the population basically not affected.
     
  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Maria will likely just produce little more than what a healthy thunderstorm would, in our way of seeing things. Horizontal rain isn't a big deal, unless you've never seen it before. We have. Every decade we'll have a hummer, every few decades a notable one and every half a century an asskicker.
     
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    It would be pretty spooky if Maria homed in on Orlando, and especially so if it was first thing in the morning ! :eek:
     
  4. hoytedow
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    It probably won't but if it does that mouse had better tuck in his ears.
     
  5. PAR
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    I'd be very surprised if it touched Florida at all.
     
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    It was a lame joke......Tony Orlando and Dawn...."Take a letter, Maria"......:oops:
     
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  7. hoytedow
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    Today I get my new motor! It is 20 hp Honda with power tilt and remote steering. I got 15 knots with the 9.9 horse Honda so what do you think the 20 horse Honda will do?
     
  8. PAR
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    Likely about 24 - 25 MPH, depending on load.
     
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  9. hoytedow
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    Thanks, PAR. That's plenty fast enough. Batten down your hatches because there is another tropical blow headed our way.
     
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    We finally launched the boat Sunday with the new motor and 2 adults and a dog(410 lbs. of us)! It is still in the break-in period but once we reached the point where it was allowable to accelerate I pushed the throttle up for a very short time. In that time it reached 21 mph and still accelerating when I cut back on the throttle so as not to overdo it. Very happy with the Honda 20.
     
  11. PAR
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    I guess I underestimated the weight of your boat, given the speeds you've seen. Then again, maybe you just need some flat water, adjust her trim and you'll actually see what I estimated. In any case, I'm glad you're pleased with the new outboard. FWIW, Hondas are factory broken-in, so don't be afraid to crank her up.
     
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    Thanks, PAR. As I learn more I will share what I know. I am very confident it will reach the speeds you estimated.
     
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  13. BlueBell
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    BlueBell Ahhhhh...

    Congratulations on your launch Hoyt!
    I think you'll be very with your new Honda.
    I'm not a big brand flag-waver but the Honda 225 I've run for years on the tour boat has performed flawlessly.
    Did you get the fresh water flush kit with it?
     
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    Thanks. I already had the flush hose adapter for the 9.9. It fits the 20 too.
     

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    A little repainting after the remodel helps. IMG_20171022_171124035.jpg IMG_20171022_172040625.jpg IMG_20171022_172113332.jpg I will replace the console at some point but for now I just want to get back on the water.
     
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