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Old 10 February 2004, 07:20   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Chelmsford/Anglesey
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Originally posted by Bill S
If the makers plate says max 40hp, and you stick a 50hp on, you might find insurance a bit more difficult to source.
Has anyone told Suzuki 416, who currently runs a 70hp on his 4m RIB, and who at the London Boat Show told me, with a faintly insane glint in his eye, that if he thought the transom could take the weight he'd lash a 90 on it!!!!?

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Old 10 February 2004, 10:20   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: West London
Boat name: Asp
Make: A BLACK Stealthly Metzeler
Length: 4m + really stealthy
Engine: Johnson 70hp VRO - not steathly at all!
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More power is never enough!


thanks Phil - I think!

I used to belong to the school of you will NEVER have enough power! Your'll just use it in other ways!

Always wanted to do 100kts!

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Old 10 February 2004, 10:22   #13
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More to the point - has he told his insurers?

I've got no beef with anyone who wants to go quicker - the easiest solution is always more horses - but the problem remains - if you exceed the manufacturers plated HP, then insurance will be more difficult (and expensive) to find.
Of course this depends on what you tell them......
"Remember the Plug!"
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Old 10 February 2004, 11:03   #14
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The plate on the transform just says 40hp - no mention of a max weight. I've emailed Southern Pacific, will see what they say.
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Old 28 February 2004, 09:41   #15
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Sorry for the delay Red Fox, yes, I have a 4.5 cormorant with a 60 Big Foot Merc, not been out yet, but Devamarine said no probs at all with the Bigger lump, which weighs a lot less than a 50hp 4 stroke knitting machine. As for insurance no problem, done via Devamarine, excellent shop, staff and products.
.....estimated speed according to Mercury should be around 50 mph, should be fun.
Just finished waxing the lot again today, glad its indoors, just now having a blizzard !

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