Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 08 May 2008, 18:47   #11
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Cleveland
Make: Nautica Widebody 22
Length: 6m +
Engine: Yamaha 225 4 stroke
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 87
Send a message via Yahoo to enwulff
You will have some issues with the Coast Guard as well as they check the horse power and capacity rating when they do some safety inspections. You are looking at a world of hurt going with that much more horesepower on a boat that size. Just get a bigger boat.
__________________

__________________
enwulff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 May 2008, 11:57   #12
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,653
Quote:
Originally Posted by enwulff View Post
You will have some issues with the Coast Guard as well as they check the horse power and capacity rating when they do some safety inspections. You are looking at a world of hurt going with that much more horesepower on a boat that size. Just get a bigger boat.
Capacity, yes, in terms of payload and passengers; I believe the max hp rating is not on-water enforceable (as I recall.) In other words, the Max HP rating is a guideline for use when selecting an engine, and a limit for insurance purposes, but holds no other legal weight when on-water. In California, I am reasonably sure overpowering is not a citeable offense (note that it is in some states.) I cannot find anything that states this, but that's not a surprise. I also cannot find anything that says that overpowering is an offense.

Still, the CG tends to look for problems when things are out of the ordinary, so you're probably still right on the scrutinization process.

jky
__________________

__________________
jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 May 2008, 18:08   #13
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: barrington nh
Make: HBI
Length: 5m +
Engine: evinrude 115 hp
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 102
If the hp recommendation is based on weight and power capacity of a boat and if I win the lottery I was considering a 115 4 stroke but it out weighs my 1994 115 2 stroke by a significance amount, should I be concerned about the additional weight on the transom? I know part of the answer(plate the transom) but would like to hear others opinion.
__________________
603doug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 May 2008, 19:01   #14
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Cleveland
Make: Nautica Widebody 22
Length: 6m +
Engine: Yamaha 225 4 stroke
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 87
Send a message via Yahoo to enwulff
Take a look at the new evinrude e-tec 2 strokes. They are just as quiet as the 4 storkes, don't produce any fumes, and are sigificantly less weight than a 4 stroke. When I repower my 225 hp, i will go to that to cut the weight in the boat. http://www.evinrude.com/en-US/
__________________

__________________
enwulff is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:40.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.