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Re: 6hp outboard for a 25' boat?
Thrust is more important than HP. Most outboards are designed to be used with a power boat running at much higher speeds than a displacement sailboat. A "sail" or "high thrust" outboard will have a higher reduction ratio and a prop sized for maximum thrust at lower speeds. Such a 6HP outboard will be just fine.