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Old 07-17-2015, 10:56 AM
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New Lake House & Change prop for 8HP outboard?

Well, we got our first lake place and very excited (in Idaho....sorry MileHigh, not in Colorado)! It's next to my sister-in-law's house so all the cousins can run back and forth between the houses. We'll be trying to furnish it in another week or so.

Fortunately, my mom's husband gave us his little 14' aluminum boat with a 4 stroke Honda motor on it so the kids can run back and forth between her house and our house. Top speed...well, not too well. As a kid, we had a 3.5 HP motor...pretty slow too, but cousins had a 5 HP one and that thing hauled! Well, at least hauled in the eyes of a 12 year old.

Anyways, is it possible to mess around with the prop to get a little bit better top end?

Don't know much about these things.

Thanks!
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:18 AM
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I think I see your problem. The boat says it's rated for up to a 30 HP motor. So what your really need is at least a 45. POWER! Sorry, I don't have anything real to contribute. Congrats on the new lake house though.
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:21 AM
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Thinking your gonna need a wider dock as the first house project

Congrats on the house!
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:28 AM
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Thinking your gonna need a wider dock as the first house project

Congrats on the house!
Yea, single slip. And they just built the thing! SF wise, I think I can add and be OK but need to get it approved first. Then try and build it. Don't know yet. We were going to get a frame and cover immediately, but decided to hold off until next year.

Here's the dock...
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:40 AM
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Beautiful scenery, and congratulations on the new place! If you upgrade that motor to a 30hp, you should be able do do a dock start and ski it.
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:55 AM
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Cool Place - Where in Idaho?
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:05 PM
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Cool Place - Where in Idaho?
Hayden Lake. Just north of Coeur d'Alene Lake.
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:21 PM
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What a gorgeous looking area! Congrats on the new place!
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:49 PM
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you can generally change the pitch on the prop 1-2 degrees, but with that small of an engine, you're not likely to add much speed. I have a 12' john boat with a 6 hp Evinrude...very similar to your set-up. Fun boats to run around in.

Nice lake house!
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:58 PM
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That looks like a sweet setup!!! Congrats!!! Let the fun begin!!
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