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I'd point out that rebuilding a diesel can be far more cost-effective than going through the trouble and expense of getting an outboard and setting up a mounting system for it and all that. A decent 9.9 HP outboard is a couple grand... and underpowered for the boat at that.
And even then a 9.9 would be far too heavy to lift off a stern unless the OP installed a lifting hoist, then it would be too heavy and awkward to move around down below...overall the whole thing is a pretty ungly idea.
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