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post #3 of Old 04-09-2011
JimsCAL
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I suspect your evaluation of "condition" is based on cosmetics. May or may not be an indication of real problems. The diesel in the S2 is probably the original from 1977. Chances are its a 5411 and is raw water cooled. If it has been used in salt water, chances are it is at the end of its life. Faster is right about the limitations of an outboard in waves, but its a lot easier to repair or replace an outboard. Where are you going to sail?
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