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  Posted by: Big_D on Oct-30-13 12:50 PM (EST)
 

So are you saying that if you overpower a boat that bad things can happen to it? That seems pretty obvious.

V-bottom and semi-V fishing boats are displacement hulls, many are 14' and 15' long similar to canoes, and they get engines that are far more powerful than canoes will take from a weight perspective yet their hulls stay intact unless the driver hits a ledge while under power.

Don't overpower any craft - got it. Good advice.

Power causes the bottoms to rip out of displacement hulls - having a hard time believing it given the number of powered canoes, v-bottom boats, and other displacement hulled boats of roughly the same size that are operated with intact hulls on a daily basis.

- Big D

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