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post #9 of Old 08-02-2013
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Re: Outboard Mounting Board

We have an O'Day 25 CB on the Chesapeake Bay. We have used a Honda 9.9 HP long shaft as long as we've had the boat (well over a decade) and have only wished for a bigger motor one time. We tool an over night trip and had to get home in a tropical depress the weekend before Hurricane Isabel. Wind was a steady 35 kts and we were not able to point head to wind with our 9.9 HP to raise the double reefed main. We did get back home under sail but would really have liked a bigger engine at the outset. Other than that one incident we have been served well with the 9.9
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