"Dick boat"? That's a new one.lol... I'm running a 1542 war eagle with a 24HP Mud motor, you cant have to much horsepower IMO but it still gets the job done very well. I was running a 14/36 flat bottom before switching to the mod-v and it really seemed to hammer the water.Next question on my Dick boat journey. Flat bottom or mod v? As of right now I'm looking at a 1542 topper with a 23 horse back water. Anybody running anything similar? Thanks.