Very silly engine advice needed
I've been using a 9.5m rib with 400hp on the back. I had it entered in the around Alderney race on Thursday (and I would have won) but due to circumstances, I had to leave it in Guernsey on Friday. So....I can either watch it pi**ed from the shore, man a safety boat....or strap my 90hp 1979 merc straight six to a 4.5m wood floored rib. I've got volunteers willing to add balast to the front and look for rocks....!! but my wife says I'm being silly. Mind you, you should have heard what the ballasts' wife called him when he explained it.
Is it worth sacrificing the expendable crew or am I just being silly now.
Alternative, does some one have a rib they fancy racing on Thursday