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Linder440 outboard

Post by Jackcity » Sat Nov 09 2019 07:50

Hi have a Linder 440 with 4hp on back but was thinking of upgrading to a 9.9 would it be able to take it as it says max is 6hp for boat. Thanks

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Post by Carlperkins » Sat Nov 09 2019 13:11

That sounds low
I’m sure I have seen them with 15hp on the back
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Post by BillCollins » Sat Nov 09 2019 13:21

The 440 is a displacement hull, so there's probably not much to be gained by fitting a 9.9 except adding extra weight.

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Post by andrew_nagel » Sat Nov 09 2019 13:24

It's the 400 you'll have seen with a 15. I have a 400 and I've fished out of a 440. Check the weight comparison of a 6 and a 9.9. I have a Merc 9.9 4 stroke and it weighs 38kg. If you have 3rd party insurance going over the CE marked recommended HP might void your insurance.

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Post by Jackcity » Sun Nov 10 2019 08:34

BillCollins wrote:
The 440 is a displacement hull, so there's probably not much to be gained by fitting a 9.9 except adding extra weight.
So even tho it's more than twice whats on now would I not gain any more speed

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Post by Jackcity » Sun Nov 10 2019 08:35

andrew_nagel wrote:
It's the 400 you'll have seen with a 15. I have a 400 and I've fished out of a 440. Check the weight comparison of a 6 and a 9.9. I have a Merc 9.9 4 stroke and it weighs 38kg. If you have 3rd party insurance going over the CE marked recommended HP might void your insurance.
Is the recommendations based on weight of engine or power?

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Post by BillCollins » Sun Nov 10 2019 09:37

Jackcity wrote:
BillCollins wrote:
The 440 is a displacement hull, so there's probably not much to be gained by fitting a 9.9 except adding extra weight.
So even tho it's more than twice whats on now would I not gain any more speed
Displacement hulls have a very defined speed limit, more power won't produce anything worthwhile. It's likely that a 9.9 would only push your boat 1 or 2mph faster than a 6hp would, but is a significantly bigger and heavier engine. I'd say stick with the 4hp, or if you insist, :smile: , then chop it in against a Suzuki DF6 which is about the same weight.

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Post by Jackcity » Sun Nov 10 2019 10:26

Ok thanks Bill

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Post by andrew_nagel » Sun Nov 10 2019 18:54

The 6 HP limit is based on both weight of motor ( what the transom is engineered to take) and the suitability of the hull for the speed it will be pushed along at. Bill's advice is spot on.

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Post by Jackcity » Mon Nov 11 2019 14:27

Cheers Andrew

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