Originally Posted by vtmactech
I've "over powered" jon boats before with no negative effect. 9.9hp on a 6hp rated jon boat. Crazy fast for what it was. I think it is a safety concern though. Here in Va, you can get also get a ticket for running too large a motor beyond the rating of the boat.
If it was me, I'd put a 3hp sticker on it and go fishing.
This is of course theoretical non advice...
I'm pickin up my brand new Yamaha 6hp outboard tomorrow!
The main thing I heard is that the sheriff may give me a ticket for it. I also heard some talk about it damaging the transom but mostly I heard this is BS.
I'm gonna take a look at the sticker and see if I could scrape it off and put a 3 on there
Thanks for the response man.