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Mark, I've spent plenty of time on a P32 and loved the boat. But I'd swear it was way more than an 11hp engine.
Are you saying "for sure" the ORIGINAL engine on that boat as 11hp? Or more likely, some cheapass PO installed an 11hp replacement engine, and that's what's out for a rebuild now?
If it is an Atomic4, IIRC that might be called 11hp when the constrictor plate was installed, but that's also rated 30hp at higher rpm without the plate. (The plate was installed in some engines to bring them under a tariff point on hp, makes a good paperweight unless you're shipping one across borders.)
I'd say leave it out if it is really an 11hp engine. 11hp is just the wrong engine to waste money on. Good for docking but a cruel joke for trying to make safe harbor in a storm.