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Old 02-24-2011
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Another Excalibur 26

Good evening.

I just purchased a 1967 Excalibur from two owners in San Diego and will be ferrying it to Dana Point sometime in March. I will be replacing the outboard in the well with a new motor before I attempt to move it. I also know that there are several current or former owners on the Sailnet board. I would like to use a 25" XL shaft outboard, 6 or 9.8 hp, but according to the drawings I've seen, I have concerns that the foot and prop might hit the rudder with the XL motor.

Have any of you used a 25" motor in the well without issue? If so, can you tell me what combinations have definitely worked for you and anything you tried that hasn't? Or...any other suggestions as far as putting a new four stroke in the well.

Thanks for your help.
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