Originally Posted by tso_privat
Can you explain "chin-walks" ? Do you mean that 115 HP is too much
Thanks in foreward..
Chine walking is a side to side rocking of the boat. This occurs at high speed when little of the hull is in the water. The actual speed will depend on the boat hull and load.
When this occurs the boat will rock to one side and then rebound to the other side. As the speed increases this rocking becomes more pronounced and the frequency increases. When the boat is chine walking it is at the limits of controlability and an upset can occur fairly easily. The only way to avoid this issue is to keep the boat speed below the speed at which this starts to occur. If you find yourself in this situation you should slow down. Going faster will not (usually) improve things.
In and of itself a 115 may not be too much. If the boat is loaded up it may be just the ticket. However, if the boat is light 115 at WOT it may be too much.
See this: Chinewalk: You AIN'T "Driving THROUGH it"!