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Re: Islander 36 electric inboard? diy
Christian under 6 kilowatt isn't good for you.
An Atomic is a lot of work. You would be working, to change 4 quarters for a dollar.
Pull the Palmer and try to fix it at home, even run it on a test bed. Little parts can be mailed to you.
Usually 9.9 hp outboards can be 15 hp with only a larger jet in the carb.
In the meantime:
Your 8 hp may do better with a 3 bladed prop, centered on the transom, lower, and maybe a larger jet.
I see why outboards are taking over the inboard market.
unfortunately the palmer has been recycled and discarded...the big problem with them is the exhaust manifold...once they crack and die you cant get a replacement or fix it for cheap...I already had sourced the copper gasket kit and all other parts needed for the rebuild...$2000 or so...
I found on ebay some very nice solas props for sailboats, high thrust 3 and 4 blade...for most common outboards...if I do go that route this will be a MUST.