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post #118 of Old 02-03-2008
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No Justice.

I recommended to a friend of mine who was new to sailing and had bought a 25' sailboat that he get the best and buy a new 9.9 HP Honda. From past experience, having owned at least ten outboards, I thought his chances of success would be much better. The very first time he used it the damn thing quit and the only way he could start it was at full throttle. He called me up and I had to help him get it off the boat so he could get it to the dealer. We could barely get it off the motormount it was so heavy. We went through this experience two or three times because the dealer couldn't figure out what was wrong. Eventually my buddy gave up in disgust and sold the boat. The lesson here is there is no guarantee of success with boats. Failure is the only guarantee. Steve Stuller
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