MORE POWER, PLEASE
QMy boat has been extended by eight feet to 55ft to add a double berth, but the engine is still 35hp. Can I increase its power output for the times I need to? via the
Awebsite TONY REPLIES... Trying to increase the engine’s power would be expensive. I doubt very much that you will need any more power for the stretched boat. The extra skin friction created by the lengthening is not likely to make a massive effect on the way the boat handles and drives. But learning about boat handling in flowing water might be an advantage to you.