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If i put my 25 horsepower outboard motor on my 12 foot boat that is regulated to a 15 horsepower moter max could i be fined or lose my boat?

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2007-08-26 21:05:01

It,s a safety guide for safe efficient use of an outboard. The

other motor may be too heavy or too powerfull to control in which

case you are in charge of a dangerous craft. Some people carry

extra ballast to outweigh a slightly more powerfull motor, 4

strokes are heavier than 2 strokes, sea condition, number of people

in the boat, other boaters, swimmers, control and safety all need

to be considered. Worry about that rather than a fine.

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