Re-powering impact on balance

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  1. bradley1968
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    bradley1968 New Member


    I am considering re-powering a 30 foot racer/cruiser sailboat as part of a larger re-fit. Currently the boat has its original 1989 Yanmar 2GM20 which has been overhauled once. I would like to replace it with a more powerful 3YM30, but I am concerned about the impact of the difference in weight on the balance of the boat. (2GM20=114kg & 3YM30=123kg) Can anyone advise me on what impact, if any, this weight increase might have and how to compensate for it?


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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    9 whole KG!

    in NJ speak, forgetaboutit!

    Nothing to even consider , with that small amount of weight change.

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