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Old 12-03-2013, 10:23 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by ronlord View Post
With 300 turbo charged horses, I consider our 35' Mainship "extra", not "over" powered. Normal 8knot cruise we are probably only using a third of her power, while getting almost 3mpg. However, when called on, she can punch through the 15mph current of the Niagara River heading into Lake Erie. Nice to have the extra power when you need it.
I feel the same way with the 660 horsepower in our Bayliner 4788

I can cruise slow and get great fuel economy.

When I want to go faster, to outrun bad weather, or to meet a schedule for example, 14 knots is only a push of the throttles away.

Overpowered, nope, just right.
Kevin Sanders
Bayliner 4788
Seward, Alaska
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