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Post by flabio » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:18 pm

What is the best way to figure out the weight of a motor that is going to be used in an inboard boat so you dont overload the boats weight limits?

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wweight of engine

Post by rasorinc » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:18 am

GM marine engines lists the weight of all their engines. The tranny companies do the same

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Post by dave madden » Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:32 pm

Does anyone know the method of figuring how much motor weight a wooden transom can handle so the unit will sit level?

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Post by Bill Edmundson » Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:42 pm


Over on the left of the screen there is an entry "How Fast". It has weight to speed ratios. The boat plan have HP limits. There is a chart for HP vs. Weight. But, I think it is old. If you play with these charts you should be able to back into an engine weight for your boat.

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