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post #11 of Old 10-27-2009
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When I had a Macgregor 25, the 7.5 Honda 4 stroke with the alternator kept the battery charged for the running lights and 12v cabin light. I always hated having to hang over the pushpit and transom to start, rev it with the tiller, and to lock it up on tilt while sailing. Also the transom hung kick up rudder would hit the prop with the boat's tiller hard to port.
I'd recommend an outboard that can be rigged with remote start/throttle connections like the Suzuki DT4 with a long shaft so lifting it clear for sailing doesn't mean hanging over the transom for long.
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