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Old 02 January 2013, 13:48   #51
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Old 02 January 2013, 13:51   #52
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Old 04 August 2014, 16:38   #53
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I am looking at boats and have a theoretical question related to boating in rough water.

If you had to choose, would you rather be on a boat that has the maximum power engine that model is allowed, or a boat a few feet larger that has the same size engine as the smaller boat, and therefore below its maximum power allowed... ??

In other words, when battling wind and waves, is it better to be light and quick or heavy but less powerful?

thanks in advance
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Provided the lack of power is not so small that the boat will have a safety issue then length matters more than oomph.
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Long and heavy beats short and nimble every time. You're barking up the wrong tree with the Aerotec if you're going offshore
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length matters more than oomph.
. I've been telling the wife the opposite for years
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Long and heavy beats short and nimble every time. You're barking up the wrong tree with the Aerotec if you're going offshore
think i would also argue that short and nimble would beat long and light as you can spend more time staring at the sky
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Long and heavy beats short and nimble every time. You're barking up the wrong tree with the Aerotec if you're going offshore
Not after much reading although it sounds like a great SIB.

But I am researching the Futura MK2 FR (4.1) or MK3 FR (4.5) with a 25hp 4 stroke and trying to determine which would be better in the rare event I strayed from the coastline and went a few miles out on calm days.

I have friends who cross 20 miles to the Channel islands in 3.6s but I'm not that crazy at this age.
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Not after much reading although it sounds like a great SIB.

But I am researching the Futura MK2 FR (4.1) or MK3 FR (4.5) with a 25hp 4 stroke and trying to determine which would be better in the rare event I strayed from the coastline and went a few miles out on calm days.

I have friends who cross 20 miles to the Channel islands in 3.6s but I'm not that crazy at this age.
I think that given the size & category of boat that you're looking at, a couple of HP & a foot or 2 here & there, is a moot point. If you were talking metres & 10s of HP then it would be a different case. I.e. a couple of feet & another 5hp isn't going to make much difference in a SIB if it turns snotty, whereas a couple of metres & another 100hp on a RIB will be a world of difference.
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