- Under or over-powered outboards: Everyone gets a thrill from driving in a boat when it is racing at speed across the water but there is a fine line between a boat that is fast and one that is too fast.
It’s not uncommon to find a boat that is over-powered, so much so that it becomes dangerous for the user and for other boats in its vicinity. Boats that are over-powered tend to chine walk at high speed and this creates dangerous instability.
At the opposite end of the scale, many boats that are sold are underpowered. Why? Usually because it is cheaper to fit a smaller engine to the boat. It’s simply a matter of economics.
On your sea trial, if you can’t get onto the plane with a couple of friends aboard, you might want to reconsider your purchase or find out the associated costs needed for upgrading the motor.