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Re: Outboards and sailboat balance question

Most sailboats have what is called a "displacement Hull"
the more horsepower used to push the boat the more it will "squat" in the water and not really go faster 19ft boat probably only needs 3- 5 HP and guessing the 90lbs is 9 or 10 HP? Which will make the transom"sink" when the extra HP pushes the boat against its hull speed. When sailing, I doubt you will notice much if you aren't racing or into performance sailing. You do want to be mindful of the boats "freeboard". Since the o/b is like another person's weight

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