Tartan 27' owner
Join Date: Jan 2008
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Yes, glad you made it ok.
I guess you experienced some of the reasons why an outboard is not the ideal auxiliary engine on a sailboat with pointy ends that will rock in any chop.
You should be able to find a used Atomic 4 for a lot less then a used diesel. We have an old A4 on our 27' Tartan that requires some TLC but gets us where we need to go in most conditions; the prop has never come out of the water except for haul outs (knocks wood).
"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen
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