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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?
 

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HERE YOU DECIDE..........

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.
http://www.uscgboating.org/faqs/regulations.aspx#51

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.
 

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http://www.boat-ed.com/va/course/p2-1_knowyourcapacity.htm

http://www.boat-ed.com/va/course/p4-4_recklessoperation.htm
 

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If you try to insure it, I am sure the capacities are right in front of the man.

If you have an accident, I would imagine it is a liability nightmare to show up on the accident report.

Everyone has thought about it, but don't really know.

Dayton
 

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Loading your vessel beyond the recommended capacity shown on the capacity plate installed by the vessel manufacturer.


http://www.boat-ed.com/va/course/p4-4_recklessoperation.htm


LMAO MY INSURANCE AGENT IS STRIPERJOE !!
 
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