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Is bigger better? (Engine size)
I am new to Newports, and am looking at an 81 N30. It is mostly in good condition, but the engine is a Universal Diesel model 5411. My research show that standard engines in the N30 were 14-20hp, not 11hp of this motor.
I would appreciate any thoughts on whether this motor is powerful enough for this boat. (my cruising is the Puget Sound in WA). Also, I would appreciate your thought on engine noise, as this is one of the reasons my wife doesn't like going out in our current Catalina 25 w/ outboard.
Thanks in advance,