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Well, actually, if you put ENOUGH horsepower on the back of your displacement boat, you can actually drive her UNDER. I think. I've never been able to afford that much umph for my little boat.
Sailboats are typically a displacement hull meaning they plow through the water rather than skipping along on top of the water like a planing hull. Displacement hulls have a maximum speed they can travel through the water so no, adding more HP will not get you back to the marina any faster. It will just burn more fuel
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