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General / Re: Wich 8' seaflea is the fastest.
« Last post by rogerduncan100 on January 02, 2021, 05:00:27 PM »
I think in theory the Minimax is a bit faster than the Minimost because it is a little more streamlined with its extremely minimal freeboard. It also looks cool because of that. (The Minimost gives you a little more seaworthiness in a chop and less likelihood of getting wet unexpectedly.) I say "in theory" because I suspect the difference between the two is so small it might not be measurable except in perfect conditions.

The Minimax was easy to build in my experience. I just used the magazine plans. It's a solid boat and handles well. You can make it lighter by using sitka spruce and thin marine plywood but pine framing and regular plywood work fine for less money. 
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General / Re: Wich 8' seaflea is the fastest.
« Last post by EDSRX3 on December 31, 2020, 08:12:52 PM »
I've never played with anything but the minmax, but I think its the lightest 8 footer.

If you are looking for fastest with 15 HP, I'd stick with the minmax.  You may be able to put a bigger motor on one of the other hulls for more speed, but without changing motor you probably have it.

There are likely true hydroplane hulls at 8ft that would get more speed, but not with an unmodified fishing motor.  Would need a quickie with a cutter prop, or something like that.

Already having a minmax and 15 HP setup, I'd go for tuning what you have.

Do you know what rpm you are getting now?  You max speed will be obtained close to redline.  Prop choice and motor trim are the most obvious variables.

Max speed will be a compromise with handling.  At max speed tuning, turning ability will be limited as you will tend to ventilate the prop.  At max speed tuning, getting out of the hole will be the most difficult.

So it depends on what you are truly looking for.

My 35 HP minmax is the fastest, most challenging and biggest speed thrill, but the 20 HP minmax is only a few kms slower, is the most enjoyable, and less intimidating to other pilots who try it out.

Just make sure you are trying to get what you actually want.

After finally getting the 20 HP minmax dialed, had I accomplished this earlier, I never would have built the 35 HP minmax.
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General / Re: Wich 8' seaflea is the fastest.
« Last post by Viky_CZ on December 29, 2020, 04:35:09 PM »
What is the problem with Minimax? Don't like it?
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General / Re: Wich 8' seaflea is the fastest.
« Last post by stylomixer on December 28, 2020, 08:37:12 PM »
The outboard motor is a 2 stroke and weight 83 lbs.
My weight is 176 lbs.
Now a have a minimax.
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General / Re: Wich 8' seaflea is the fastest.
« Last post by Viky_CZ on December 27, 2020, 10:14:47 PM »
With 15HP motor you really don't need to look for the fastest hull IMO.

Is it 2-stroke or 4-stroke? You need to get the right hull to carry the weight.
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General / Wich 8' seaflea is the fastest.
« Last post by stylomixer on December 27, 2020, 07:37:23 PM »
I would like a fast seaflea for a 15hp outboard motor.
And can tell something about the difficulty of building and its sailing characteristics.
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General / Re: Wooden crate into boat(?)
« Last post by Viky_CZ on December 14, 2020, 09:12:06 PM »
Ross, thank you! I believe those are the essentials for any seaflea build (although this rowing box isn't exactly a seaflea).
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General / Re: Wooden crate into boat(?)
« Last post by 58 Johnson on December 13, 2020, 02:09:44 PM »
I love this video!   Plain, simple language, light hearted and down to earth.  I laughed at your comments about “if you make little mistakes... pffft... who cares?”... LOL.  Great attitude, great fun! 
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General / Re: Wooden crate into boat(?)
« Last post by Viky_CZ on December 12, 2020, 10:54:44 PM »
A final chapter to this build - short summary with some comments in English:

https://youtu.be/-viNtTD3Kpw
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Mini Most XL / Re: Kitsu Noir's Minimost-XL
« Last post by 58 Johnson on December 06, 2020, 04:30:29 PM »
I’m loving the personal notes and hand drawn plans.  Very simple, “down to earth” and easy to follow... both you and us!
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