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Old 26 June 2008, 05:00   #11
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i used a Tohatsu 40 on the 430 which is what the brochure showed on the front page 3 years ago, the Tohatsu was lighter than the Mariner 40 as well!! it flew!!
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Old 26 June 2008, 05:17   #12
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its all relative... 5HP extra on 25 HP is 20% extra... I am sure the boat will be OK - but would be checking with your insurance if that sort of thing is a concern to you.
O yeah, that's a good idea. Must insurances won't pay out any damage on the boat caused by too much horsepower, such as a broken transom, even when it's a factory fault.
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O yeah, that's a good idea. Must insurances won't pay out any damage on the boat caused by too much horsepower, such as a broken transom, even when it's a factory fault.
And some won't pay at all (always looking for excuses) even if the damage/accident is unrelated to the engine power as it was being used outwith its "design specification".
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Just to finish the story I fitting the 30hp engine and took it out for the first time this weekend.

The difference between the 15hp and 30hp is amazing.

In operation everything felt controlled and comfortable. With 5 big chaps she planed nicely accross a choppy Poole Harbour on Friday.

Thanks for the advice
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