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post #3 of Old 08-16-2010
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Congrats on your Soling. I have yet to sail on one but they seem like a fun class of sail boat.
There is a community sailing association here in NYC ( SailNY - New York City's Community Sailing Association ) that has a fleet of Solings which they sail on the Hudson River. There can be 2 knot currents in the Hudson and their boats are all equipped with outboards as a safety precaution. The photos on their website do not show the motor mount or HP rating of the engines they use - that I could see.
I'd go with SailingDoggie's advice about a 3.5 HP engine.

The 'purists' should be largely silent as you have ordered new sails for her.
Have fun.

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