Originally Posted by steco1958
Surely they should not be able to have that large engines on if they do that
Should not be able to? I prefer to rephrase that as "not a good idea to". Freedom of choice is to be cherished. The freedom to be stupid is also to be cherished.
Bass boats are designed first for the type of water in which fresh water bass live, often flat and very shallow. As for the power, well that's for the competitive fisherman whether they be a professional, university, or local club competition.