Originally Posted by ereiss
What am I missing (other than piece of mind)?
Well for starters you can put a proper engine for the size boat that you have. About a 35 hp engine min. would be needed for your 38 Freedom..however..what I found interesting ..when I looked at the Freedom 38's on Yacht World that where for sale..they all had 3GM30's with one exception and that one had a 3YM30.