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post #7 of Old 12-18-2007
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Originally Posted by CapnHand View Post
That seems to be about what most boats have, although I would say that 2 Hp for every 1000 lb (4 Hp per ton) is more like the upper limit. Our boat is 9600 lbs and has an 11 Hp diesel (2.3 Hp per ton). That being said, I've never heard anyone complain about being over powered.
I sure would not complain. THere have been many instances where a really strong current can impede if not outright stop your progress.

I have been in many blows WOT where we hardly moved at all with the wind on the nose. Other than weight, the only problem with over powering is the fuel consuption. But I wonder if a overpowered engine would hold up longer???? Not sure.

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