Power the boat at its rated hp. If you don't, you'll be wishing you would have. If buying a used motor, have it checked by a reputable mechanic or shop. It's worth paying for.
'98 Tr20 Triton completly updated & rigged, 05 Magnum c-channeltrailer
'94 Merc 200Xri completly rebuilt & noseconed/low water pickup lower unit.