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post #4 of Old 03-03-2001
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OMC Sail Drive

What can you tell me about OMC saildrives? Are they reliable? How difficult are they to work on in a cramped space? How difficult are they to remove entirely from a Hughes 26? How much of a fire hazard are they? Do you have thoughts on a small diesel alternative?
Is a 9.9 outboard big enough to push a Hughes 26? Would I need a long-shaft 9.9?

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