Please help - I am planning to learn how to sail tonight so I can buy a boat I saw for sale in the paper this morning. I have a few books that looks like they cover about everything one could know about sailing. I figured I would get the boat to my house in the morning (a Hunter 25) and fix it up. Then by afternoon I should be able to set sail. In order to get across the gulf stream faster I am planning on installing a small block chevy. Do you think that will make the boat more or less tippy? I am also trying to decide if I should pack some lifejackets because that space may be needed for my Blatz beer stash. (because what the **** is the purpose of buying a lame *** sailboat if you don't have beer to put in the hold!) Again please respond quickly, I plan on casting off tomorrow April 1!