Originally Posted by madcityskier
Not trying to restart a fight, but how can the horsepower make a difference in the way the boat tracks? If you pull to the side and it affects the tracking, what does that have to do with the leftover horsepower you're not using? If anything I would think that a larger engine would weigh more thereby slightly enhancing tracking, so it would make more sense to me that you would need them more with the smaller engine if anything.
Because larger engine = faster boat. That would be my guess. X25 with 5.7l does what 38-40mph?? And an X25 with a 6.2l will go 48-50mph. I am thinking that at lower speeds, the shape of the deep v provides fairly good tracking to a certain point. Also the 6.2l is lighter than the 5.7 or 6.0 because it has an aluminum block....