# Quick Answer: How fast will a 5hp motor go?

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## How fast does a Honda 5hp outboard go?

Had conditions been better, it is possible the Honda would have reached the 5-knot goal, however in our test it managed an average top speed of 4.9 knots. Acceleration was second best on test (behind the Yamaha), reaching its top speed of just under 5 knots in 5.29 seconds.

## How can I make my 5hp outboard faster?

Change the propeller on the outboard. If you are looking to get the top speed out of your motor, select a propeller that has a higher pitch. This will slow the acceleration of the motor but the overall top speed will increase. If you are looking for faster acceleration, decrease the pitch.

## How fast is a 9.9 hp motor?

Assuming this is a light 14′ utility boat and a standard 9.9, Mercury would recommend a 8.5 to 9.5 pitch prop for the OP’s application and predicts a top speed around 20 mph. In my experience with similar craft and outboards, this sounds very reasonable.

## How fast will a 3hp outboard go?

To give you a simple reference, a 3 hp electric outboard can push a 12 ft boat with 150 kg (331 lbs) load at a max speed of 9 km/h (5.6 mph). That’s to say the 3 hp outboard motor can provide more than sufficient propulsion for a 10 ft tender or work as an auxiliary power for a daysailer of up to 1.5 tonnes (3307 lbs).

## How fast does a 6hp outboard motor go?

Mercury 6 HP 2015 Max. Speed. 12 feet boat, 1. person, no waves: 16,25 MPH – 26 Km/h -14,4 knots.

## How fast will a 5.7 Mercruiser go?

The engine’s max rpm is about 4,400-4,500rpm. That’s with a light load (1/2 tank gas, two fit adults), minimal stuff in the boat. At this rpm the thing is hitting about 46-48 mph GPS verified.

## Is it bad to run an outboard engine at full throttle?

Does this mean an engine should never run at wide-open throttle (WOT)? Absolutely not. Modern engines are designed to handle WOT. Also, during break-in going to WOT, as prescribed by the owner’s manual, is necessary to properly seat the pistons’ rings.

## What makes a boat go faster?

A lighter boat will accelerate more quickly and run with reduced drag because the hull rides a little higher in the water. It may also be more responsive to trim, which can further reduce drag.

## How fast is a 8hp boat motor?

(6) 1436 G3 with 8hp merc tops out 16 to 18 mph.

## How fast will a 15hp outboard go?

I clocked my setup with gps at 28 mph with me and my gear. Me and just the boat it will hit 32 mph on glass days. 2 guys and gear takes it down to about 20 to 22 mph.

## How much thrust does a 5 hp outboard motor have?

A 5 hp probably has somewhere near or over 200 pounds of thrust.

## How fast will a 10hp outboard go?

10 HP Outboard: Speed & Runtime

Power (Watt) Speed (mph/kph) Range (mile/km)
1000 5/8 45/72
2000 6.7/10.8 30.2/48.6
3000 8/13 24/39
4000 11.5/18.5 25.9/41.7

## How fast will a 9.9 push a 16 foot boat?

A 9.8/9.9 2 stroke should get you 18 mph with one person and about 16 with 2 on board.

## Is a 12 foot Jon boat big enough?

As boat length increases the weight capacity similarly increase, so with a 12 foot boat approximately 400 lbs can be safely contained and at 14 foot 400+ lbs. … An 18 foot Jon boat will hold, on average, about 1,500 lbs. At 20+ feet in length a jon boat is able to hold up to 1,900 lbs of people and equipment.