Glad to hear that wise ..it could stop the panic selling of 9 year old PVC boats
I don't think your engine will have trouble running cos its a bit deeper either. Although my engine is lighter.. I am possibly heavier than you ? so my engine could run deeper as I sit at the back of the boat. Mine runs fine even with all my weight beside it.
I suspect ..but cant say for sure.. they upped the spec to a heavier engine when they banned the sale of lighter two strokes..cos the four strokes are obviously heavier.. but I doubt they changed construction of the boat.. I could be wrong though