Horsepower Hike

Question: Where can I find the boat motor weight transom requirements for my boat. I have an 18' aluminum bayrunner that is rated for a 60 horsepower motor. Can I go up in horsepower since a newer motor is lighter in weight but higher in horsepower.

Answer: Your best bet is to ask the manufacturer of the vessel. The rise in horsepower might be dangerous as it puts extra strain on the vessel and the transom under way.

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