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post #29 of Old 02-19-2007
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There are thousands of boats out there with Atomic IV inboard gasoline engines that have run well for more than twenty years. Many, many more than have ever blown up. They are not as safe as a diesel, but they are far quieter, If you are intelligent and careful, you won't have a problem. Outboards are the least reliable option. And don't worry too much about your motor. I sailed a 30 foot schooner for years. The engine died about six months after I bought the boat and I didn't have the money to fix it, then realised I didn't need it. Never fixed it, never missed it.
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