I WAS JUST WONDERING WHAT THEY USE TO DETERMINE MAX HP RATINGS ON BOATS?IS IT THE WEIGHT OF THE MOTOR OR WHAT THEY FEEL THE BOAT CAN HANDLE SPEED WISE?IF I HAVE A BOAT RATED FOR A MAX HP RATING OF 50, CAN I LEGALLY PUT A 75 HP MOTOR ON IT?
the web site of the United States Coast Guard was cited as a reference to support the point of view that it was not illegal to exceed the ratings.
New information is presented here that conflicts with the USCG website and claims it is illegal to exceed the ratings in some jurisdictions. Could we please have some citation of this source. It would be best if the citation was from a source that was published by the controlling agency.