View Full Version : Planing a 32' on one engine - what power?

11-25-2008, 01:48 PM
Will one 300 or 350 get a 32' on plane with say a medium load in it? Assuming you lost an engine and didn't want to troll back....

Glen e
11-25-2008, 02:10 PM
I'm sure any 300 or 350 will do it as my POS Wellcraft could do it with a V250 and 4 blade.....

11-26-2008, 02:24 PM
That's pretty impressive Glen. I've tried to get a 29' Donzi w/225 Opti's and a heavily loaded 27 Venture w/200 HPDI's up on one and no dice. Only came close with the Donzi/Mercs. The Vrods probably have serious low torque with the blower.


The Filthy Animal
12-01-2008, 10:11 PM
I tried my 32 with 300 VRods, lifting one out of the water and could not get on plane. It was a 3 blade prop and frankly, I had no idea what I was doing.

12-04-2008, 04:58 PM
You could probably put the tabs down and head down sea. Also turning the boat in a circle helps mine jump up faster, might work with the 32 also.

The Filthy Animal
12-04-2008, 09:41 PM
Thanks Twentyfourseven, didn't try those but should

12-04-2008, 10:26 PM
My 32 with F350s will not plane on 1 except if i change the props from 23p to 19p then it is a struggle and will only do it with half load and tabs.