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post #8 of Old 05-11-2013
Calsailor628
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Re: adding outboard to Cal2-29

I know this thread is old, but I put an outboard on a cal 2-29 and love it. I used the yamaha 9.9 high thrust 4 stroke. I do a little over 6 knots wide open and have reverse stopping power similar to an A-4 w a clean folding prop. My method was to cut the transom like the old cal 25's were done. I have to do some rebuilding of the transom, but it works great and the boat sits a couple inches higher in the back then it did when it had the ferryman diesel in it. I agree you probably won't save money by putting an outboard and it won't push you through a gale, but it sure is nice to kick the engine up and feel it take off when under sail.
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