Originally Posted by Hightower
150 will be fine on a RC of that size. As already mentioned before, you'll only miss that extra power of a larger outboard on a calm day, much better to setup for moderate to rough conditions which usually lowers top speed at WOT
I agree with most of that Andy...and the right prop gives holes shot and grip as a Priority!
But I like a lot of others would always go Max Power...as long as you don't compromise the Handleing...after all you don't have to use it....But In my experience when you do need it....it's really good to have in reserve!!
In really Big and STEEP Sea's (ie considerably higher than the length of Boat) I know Ive been VERY pleased to have "Every Horse in the Stable" to get up...over and...through!
It also helps when you're Loaded with full compliment of Crew...Kids...Camping gear and the Kitchen sink!