Lennyg3 said:How does a max hp rating work with a jet? If the boat is rated for max 150hp, does that mean a 150 power head or can I run a 200/140 jet? Is the max hp more of a weight issue or an overpowered issue?
Depends on state laws and insurance and regulations. I know some states go buy the power-head and others by the foot/prop. MN goes by what is stamped on the motor.
Downside is if you overpower your boat and then say you hit and hurt someone or someone gets hurt in your boat you may be liable because you exceeded your manufacturer hp rating.
If you want to be safe contact your hull manufacturer and have them re-rate it for over what your putting on, if they will work with you. If they wont then it is a gamble.