Originally Posted by codprawn
RNLI use 40hp tiller steered and the zapcats are 50hp so a "puny" 25hp can't be that bad!!!
The D class is 5m long and weighed down with 3 blokes and a lot of kit and the Zapcats are a different breed altogether.
Personally I think 25hp is too much for a family boat, you'll have to be so careful on the throttle, particularly if your on your own. But give it a go, just be cautious.
And if you let anyone else drive, especially if they haven't used a tiller throttle before make sure they know if they are too heavy handed you'll all be in the drink.