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post #2 of Old 04-14-2003
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Outboard motor for dingy

The environmentally safe way to go is with a 4 stroke. But beware! They weigh A TON! I have a Zodiak 310 (10''6" or so) and the local dealer talked me into an 8hp Honda. This is really a tremendous OB, but at almost 90 lbs... I have had to rig a hoist to move it from stern rail to dingy and back. Quite a change from my dear old British Seagull. Or course the Seagull was not exactly the environments best friend.

There seem to be some really nice Mercury 2 strokes in your power range, light weight and effecient. But they are no longer available in all states, as emmissions laws tighten down.

Good luck!
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