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Old 04-17-2013
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Re: Soliciting thoughts on a new outboard

Why such a huge engine on such a great sailing boat? My first thought is the Tohotsu 6hp 25" shaft, actually 27" high thrust shift lever on tiller handle. I had a Yamaha T8 on my Flicka and it was over kill, I pulled it and went with a 2 hp honda. That extra 103 lbs on the transom is allot of weight back there. On a plus side if you do more motoring than sailing I think the T8 is the best engine ever made. I had a Yamaha T9 on my Allegra 24 and pulled that one also, great engine gain way too heavy.

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