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Old 12-03-2013, 09:31 PM   #7
AusCan
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City: Adelaide
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Kokanee
Vessel Model: Cuddles 30 Pilot House Motor Sailer
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There wouldn't be very many full displacement boats that aren't overpowered. You're right. Extra power sells boats. We are all big strong men that want big strong engines. grunt grunt.

Originally I was worried about being underpowered with my 36hp. Theoretically I'm about 50% overpowered. I rationalize it by saying I like the reserve hp to overcome wind & current. I probably only need 25% reserve to overcome wind and current, but in reality that is all I have available, as the raw water cooled block requires flushing and she starts to get a bit hot with the pedal to the metal. So the other 25% just allows me to delay some required maintenance.
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