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Old 02-03-2013
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Re: Repower confusion (horsepower)

You want to have enough power to push the boat to hull speed with oncoming waves at only 75-80 of max rpm. Who would want to run their motor at WOT? Then you want to be able to run an accessory or two, should you choose down the road: spare alternator, engine driven emergency pump, fridge compressor, watermaker pump, etc.

If you have a few extra HPs, you can pull the throttle back and deal with it. If you have too few, you have no options.
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