Originally Posted by Polwart
If you are going to throttle back why bother.
Is it right to think of it as "just 20 HP over" or would "50% over" be more concerning?
a 60 on a 40 max boat is not 50%. The main fact here is the engines are both 240lbs on the money.
...Throttle back only means that as I can hit 38 mph with it now, if the 60 would do significantly more, and boat can't handle it, simply don't go past 38, or prop it so it won't.
I can't believe no one on this board has over powered. Strange.
The reason I want to do this are
1. Heavy loads; I can hole shot faster and easier and cut out the wallowing in the waves with a load of people when taking off from a standstill.
2. Be able to prop for hard hole shots and still have the 38 mph top I already have
3. Make the engine work less, especially loaded up