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post #23 of Old 04-23-2007
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It doesn't really matter 2 stroke or 4. The thing needed for sailboats without a diesel is an outboard with low RPM and large prop. I have a 15 Honda 4 stroke on my 26 footer. I had to replace the prop to get more thrust, went from a 9.25 x 9 to a 10 x 5. picked up 3 knots of boat speed. When your 35 miles from the nearest inlet to get outside that 3 knots cuts your travel time in half.
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