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post #7 of Old 06-24-2010
fendertweed
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agree, longest shaft you can get... I have a Merc 15 long shaft on our P26 and despite Pearson's advice of 10hp max, the extra is useful at times, sometimes not even enough, as when fighting 25 kts on the nose in the wide Potomac running against the tide, 3-4' waves with short choppy crests ... barely able to make 1.5 kts at full throttle before cavitation started and I had to just turn around and duck in behind a point for the day to let things calm down.

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