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Re: Outboards and sailboat balance question
The boat's NA designed the boat for XX number of pounds of aux. engine. The hull displacement took this into account, whether it's an inboard engine or an OB mounted on the transom.
Lots of smaller sailboats had the weight of an OB factored in to their displacement calculation, whether planned to be on the transom or in a well.
I have only seen one 19' sailboat with a large OB, and that was about 40-ish hp. This was an early model MacGregor motor sailer, prior to their 26 footer.
What kind of boat are you looking at?