I need a little help and advise please guys. I bought my boat at the start of the season with a 20Hp Suzuki on it. I never acheeved the plane even with WOT and was lucky enough to be given a 60hp Yamaha power tilt trim by my dad. The question is though is the 60hp too heavy for my boat which I think is a pilot 460 15ft catherdral hull. There aren't any plates on to tell me the max engine/weight.
Many thanks guys
Well, you never were going to plane with a 20hp I am afraid, so don't be disappointeed.
You are very "lucky" if you were given a 60hp!.
I do not know the specific max limits for your boat, maybe someone will but what I can tell you is a friend of mine ran a pilot 460 with a new Honda 60 Four stroke for a few years and I actualy used it myself a few times, it was fine and actually well suited to the boat, made it very manageable and never showed any signs of being too heavy, they are a reasonably heavy engine too.
The only problem you may have is with insurance validity "if" it is rated for lower hp/weight? - but then again insurance may not be something you need or want?
I am ofcourse assuming you have a good transom etc so if you do not have insurance worries then why not try it and see how she goes on a few inshore runs with maybe a buddy boat along with you?