I have a question having to do with the affect of torque on a vehicle. I have 2 situations to make it easier to respond. Case 1 There are two boats. Both are identical, identical in weight, drag, etc. Boat A and boat B have single 300hp outboard engines. Although boat A's engine makes 200lb-ft of torque and boat B's engine makes 300lb-ft of torque. Both engines are otherwise identical(weight, gearing, drive-train loss, etc.). How will the increased torque in boat B affect it compared to boat A? (acceleration? top speed?). Case 2 Same situation. Identical boats and horsepower, boat A has 200lb-ft and boat B has 300lb-ft. But the variable this time is gearing. The engine in boat A has lower gearing than boat B. By lowering gearing does torque increase? How does the gearing affect boat A compared to boat B. (acceleration? top speed?).