– Didn’t Someone Say That Water And Speed Was A Dangerous Mix?
Oh,right. That was us. Well, we weren’t kidding. Our first thoughtsrevolved around a wonderful picnic/camping trip along the shores of atranquil lake somewhere where you can rip it up with a few jet boats,some alcohol and a lot of poor judgment. Those are the times thatgood memories are made of. However, there happens to be a far moredangerous activity out there than our suggestion. It’s called theQuicksilver Water Speed Challenge. It’s held – where else? – inAustralia and is the most dangerous water race on Earth.
If you are looking forward
to purchasing a boat or even replacing your engine, you would want to
know the horsepower appropriate for your boat. The amount of
horsepower that your boat needs are dependent upon many factors. And
it is important to understand every single one of them if you don’t
want to overpower your boat.
set by the manufacturer
The first and foremost
factor that goes into determining the amount of horsepower
appropriate for your boat is the owner’s manual. The owner’s
manual is not only going to give you the number of passengers or
cargo, but it will also let you know the maximum horsepower capacity.
You may not have an owner’s
manual if your boat is very old, built at home or from overseas.
However, you can always find help online. You can also contact the
manufacturer of the boat if you have further queries.
of the boat
When you are determining
the horsepower capacity of your boat, you need to consider the weight
of the boat. This can be calculated in a simple way and is called the
horsepower-to-weight ratio of the boat, expressed in pounds per
horsepower, or horsepower per pound.
All you need to do, to
calculate the horsepower-to-weight ratio of the boat, is to divide
the weight of the boat to the horsepower of the engine. The smaller
this number, the faster your boat is going to run.
Most of the decisions that
you make about your boat are dependent on how much you use your boat.
Do you use your boat just for the sake of cruising every now and
then? Will you use your boat to pull water skiers? The additional
weight of someone that is being pulled behind the boat will add up to
the amount of horsepower used.
The speed that your boat is accustomed to or the speed at which you are planning for it to run also goes into determining how much horsepower it needs. The rougher the use, the more horsepower it will need.
What is the average number
of people that your boat is going to carry? If you are going to use
your boat only with your spouse, then you would need less horsepower.
However, if you have to take trips with family and friends very
often, then you would most definitely need more horsepower.
The amount of horsepower
that you use will have a direct impact on the efficiency of the fuel.
However, if you have a high horsepower engine, it doesn’t always
mean that you will have to use more fuel.
it illegal to overpower a boat?
In most of the countries,
yes it is. What does overpowering a boat mean? It means that you
provide it with more horsepower than its capacity. So if you want to
avoid such a situation, you need to determine the horsepower needed
by your boat by following all the factors listed above.
Colorado is one of the best places in the world to live in. The place offers over 2000 water bodies including mountain lakes and reservoirs. Apart from the scenic beauty, the residents and visitors to the place are offered with a lot of outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, and kayaking. The Rocky Mountain and the other geographical features of the further add on to the list of adventure activities that one can do in the area.