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Re: Repower confusion (horsepower)

Thanks for the replies, I just assumed that I would replace it with an engine of comparable hp. The program that the Beta guy used went into blade loading, efficiency, etc and it seemed pretty conclusive that even with increased pitch an 18" wheel just couldn't use all that horsepower. Everything else in the drivetrain is overkill too (1.5" shaft, Walter V-drive good for 150 hp, etc.) so I should have figured the engine had more hp than required. If I pull the trigger I think I'll go for the 50 hp model, I'll still be saving a bit of weight and $$, and it should fit back in the "hole" a bit easier too.
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