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post #7 of Old 04-22-2013
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Re: Soliciting thoughts on a new outboard

You sure don't need an independent starting battery for this outboard.

The boat that I've sailed for the last 3 seasons had a 9.9HP 25" shaft Johnson with electric start and alternator. If an engine is in good tune, it will start with 5-10 seconds of cranking and not make a dent in your battery power.

If I were repowering my old boat (instead of working on the A4 in my new boat), that Yamaha would be my first choice, hands down!


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1965 Cal 30
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