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How fast will it go - 15' welded boat w/ 20hp go-devil longtail?



My duck hunting padnuh is looking at getting a 15' welded boat w/ a 20hp longtail on it and we are wondering about the speed of it. Anyone with experience care to chime in?

- 2 people and gear?
- 3 people and gear?

Some of our spots are a little hairy to get in to, but you have a several mile run before it gets sticky. We don't want to spend forever getting there and are wondering if the 20hp will have enough arse to get us there quickly.







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re: How fast will it go - 15' welded boat w/ 20hp go-devil longtail?


what's quickly? If you think you will run 20mph with two guys you are wrong. 3 Guys you will not even get on plane.





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re: How fast will it go - 15' welded boat w/ 20hp go-devil longtail?


Really? Not even get on plane? Damn. I've gotten on plane in a 15' riveted boat with 3 guys and a 10hp longtail. And not even 20mph with 2 guys? With 2 guys and a 25hp outboard, I top out around 30mph, is the longtail that less efficient?

ETA: I trust you if you've done it, I am just a bit disappinted.



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re: How fast will it go - 15' welded boat w/ 20hp go-devil longtail?


all mud motors are terrible not just longtails. I had to put duals on my boat to carry 3/4 guys at a decent speed. Also shorter boat with mudmotor equals terrible with load. Ideal length is around 18 with a load.





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re: How fast will it go - 15' welded boat w/ 20hp go-devil longtail?


Nest question, how much is the 20hp longtail worth?

I think the boat he is looking at is a good deal, and he might just get the boat and sell the go-devil and get an outboard on a jackplate. We could probably push pole/trolling motor/paddle into the really nasty bits.






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re: How fast will it go - 15' welded boat w/ 20hp go-devil longtail?


depends on year and condition. I am assuming its a go devil? If you get 1500 or so you will do good.





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re: How fast will it go - 15' welded boat w/ 20hp go-devil longtail?


Yeah it is a go-devil. Not sure on other details like year, condition, type of engine, etc...





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re: How fast will it go - 15' welded boat w/ 20hp go-devil longtail?


i had a 23hp go-devil on a 15' boat. Not very fast. you only use that when nothing else will work.





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re: How fast will it go - 15' welded boat w/ 20hp go-devil longtail?


Not very fast at all.





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