Codprawn, with respect those work being inboards with the weight in the centre of the boat. And of course the boat being designed for it.
Actualy as you've eluded to, hanging all that weight and power off the transom will make it handle like a pig, if the transom doesn't get ripped off first.
By the way, I understand that's a bit to sensible for me usually, I've over-engined two boats now.
I rebuilt the transom on my Force 4 and put a 55HP triple on it, making it VERY fast in a straight line, but far too tail heavy. My current Ocean is only really rated to 175HP, but again the 200HP Suzi on it makes it fast but tail heavy. I've also strengthened the transom on it significantly.
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