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Old 08-15-2015, 09:59 AM   #56
Nomad Willy
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Portman,
Yes and that lightness will have a profound effect on performance re speed and power needed to drive. A light plywood OB boat like the Bryant 21' OB cruiser of the 50s did fine w planing performance having two 35hp Johnson engines. Those two engines would'nt push a contempoary plastic boat .... too heavy.

Those that require speed should shun trawlers and embrace cruisers.
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