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post #22 of Old 07-11-2013
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Re: Do you have an outboard for back up propulsion?

Our little Honda 4s 2hp pushed the boat better than I ever thought it would (A-30). I could make a couple of knots (I dunno, 2-4 maybe?) in a headwind of 15 knots or so (on the Bay, including wakes and chop).

It was more than enough for a backup (of which we had none, other than sails). Some sort of side mounted swing arm set up ala' Yves Gelinas could work? It'd be easy to design for such a light motor. I could design one for you if you were interested.

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