First off I am a very rare poster, but frequent visitor, and want to say thanks to all that take the time to share their experience and knowledge. Moving on.
Just bought a "new to me" old boat. A 1976 15' Top Tenner. I cannot find a manufacturers plate with capacities, hp rating etc.. It does have a sn stamped in the transom. It came with a 35 hp Johnson, which I will be trying out this weekend. But I have a 50hp on my old boat that I would like to use. That boat is a 16' stick steer and is rated for 70hp. I guess without a plate stating otherwise, I shouldn't have trouble with the law? But I mostly want to make sure I don't damage the boat, or make it unsafe. All opinions would be appreciated.
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