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I am pretty serious about not having an inboard motor - I can't stand the smell of gas or diesel and I dont want to be sleeping in the same space as an engine. If I was to put an outboard on it it would only be to take it in tight spots out to sea - I love the idea of removing the propeller for more hull speed. I could probably stow away the outboard in some sort of vented lockerbox on deck so as to not have any fumes below. Strictly for maneuvering about the docks what would be the smallest outboard I could get away with? I absolutely detest engines and the burning of oil. I intend to sail and if theres no wind to just enjoy the moment - I dont have the time pressures of schedules. I want to have a minimalist cruiser eliminating as many systems as possible. I am wondering if I should perhaps go for a smaller boat to facilitate my desire to be almost engineless however I find them claustraphobic and cramped. I dont intend to spend much time in a slip at all - anchorages and moores and lots of ferrying supplies by dinghy.
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