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    Will a 10HP get a Voo Doo Mini up on plane?

    I was looking at a Hydrostream VooDoo Mini but my 10year old son & 12year old daughter are the drivers. Can I power it with a 10HP Johnson until they are a little older? A 35HP might be too much (unsafe) until they get a little more experience/control. Are there any owners out there that have done something similar on this little boat?

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    9.9 should do it pretty easy, I've seen them plane 3 fat fisherbeerman and their beer in a 12 foot boat. A 15 would be better.

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    Had a merc 9.8 on a 12 foot gamefisher when i was ten.... that thing flew........ (well, was fast for me at the time)
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    Thanks guys!

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    Oh yeah a 9.9 should do well on that.


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    That would be an interesting experiment actually...I tend to think that it won't only because unlike the 12' tiny the voodoo has a pretty deep vee and tends to put the nose up getting on plane. Now, with the light weight of a 12yo and the light 9.9 then maybe it won't be an issue...definitely worth a shot. I bought my full size voodoo new when I was 14...so even if the 9.9 isn't quite there she's almost to an age where she can handle a slightly larger motor.
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    I had an 8' Whooster Hellion with a 9.9 to start with. Two people (kids) we would have to lean over the front to get it to plane. But it sat pretty low in the water- pretty narrow. Also had the fuel tank in the back. I updated it with a 15hp carb and it was no problem with two and by myself it would jump out on plane very well.
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    I think you could even go with a smaller motor than that to start. I have a 12' inflatable with a 4hp Mercury and that thing goes pretty fast with myself and my two kids in it.

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    40 HP and a very low pitch prop. They will get on a plane quickly but not go very fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    40 HP and a very low pitch prop. They will get on a plane quickly but not go very fast.
    and make the motor scream.... unless you limit the WOT
    "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors". Plato .

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    we used to wake board behind a rib inflateable with a 15 yamaha on it. Yanked us right out with 2 kids on the boat one on the wake board. We were probably 120lbs?
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    I had a Nissan 70 on my old Voo Doo, With a small aluminum prop it would go about 30 mph on the rev limiter. Not too scary for a kid.

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