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post #31 of Old 11-10-2008
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Originally Posted by waverider24 View Post
---had the saildrive taken out and an outboard motor installed in its place.
, and it struck me:
Did you actually mean that the outboard is placed on the old diesel engine bedding (i.e. inside the boat)?
If so (heaven forbid), I would be concerned about petrol fumes and the corresponding fire hazard.

Otherwise, an outboard engine is fine, as the other contributors say.
I use a Yamaha four stroke 9,9HP on my 30' catamaran cruiser. I'm very happy with it.

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