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Re: new boat for me

I am looking and it seems like the Gas OB. is half the price of the battery OB. $1000 might use 5-6 gal a year if that. The battery $ 1700 but gas is $4 a gal. It will need to be a 24 volt 60lbs This makes a charge more complicated. I have one solar charger 12 volts and was wanting to fix a wind generator and one more solar. Why would they not put a generator on the prop of the battery OB. and It could charge as you sail and then help run your cabin when you stop? They put a GPS on them that is nice but dah charge the Battery folks. Three and a half to four hp. is all I think I need. In the gas the 4 hp.will have foward and reverse 60 lbs. but a 3.5 has only foward 39 lbs. and you have to spin it around to move backward Let me hear more advice
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