67196Re: Micro Construction
- Dec 26, 2011Just have a question regarding engine size to hull speed ratio. A 2.5
Yamaha 4 stroke will get my Micro up to hull speed (I believe
approximately 4.5 kts.) If I increase power the boat will not go faster.
Only the bow wave will increase. So my question is what advantage can be
gained by increasing power, especially against current or tide? I know
that Peter Lennihan once used a 20 horsepower motor on his micro to
prevent it from being swept over a water fall during a movie shoot. So
I'm convinced the extra power works. I just don't understand why. An
answer that requires no more that high school physics to understand
would be appreciated. Thanks.
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