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post #5 of Old 04-22-2007
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I have a 24' boat and my greatest wish would be for an inboard. When the going gets tough, and you're trying to power through rollers, the outboard has trouble keeping the prop in the water. Also, hanging a 15hp outboard on the transom is a lot of weight to add that far aft. Prsumably, the transom is strong enough to support that weight, but if not, you've introduced another problem. By the time you buy a big enough outboard, add a bracket and re-rig your tank, I should think you'll be close to the cost of your re-build and still won't have an inboard.
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