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Old 03-25-2001
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Outboards for sailboat

50 lbs is enormously heavy for a 4 hp engine on a 26 footer. Years ago I had a 4 hp Mercury that weighted just under 30 lbs and it was a real pain in the butt to put on or take off and was too heavy to leave on the transom for racing. I would look at the weight of the outboards that you are considering as you will have to haul the thing around more than you would think.

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