12-05-2000, 09:59 PM
I am completely re-building a 15' fiberglass fish and ski boat. I will be using it mostly for fishing, but also for pulling skiers. By using the Coast Guard Formula, I figured out that the max H.P is 70. I would love to take advantage of a new 70hp 4 stroke, but the weight of it(340lbs) is so much that I am thinking that it will affect the overall performance. My question is, if I goto a 60hp,50hp or even a 50 2 stroke, will the difference be so much that I will notice it? Or will the weight of it not even be a factor? What is a good balence between the size of the boat, the length, and the weight? Thanks in advance!