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re: First boat: Cal 2-27, Pearson 28 or Islander 28?

Finally got some traction on the boat, hopefully will be able to get the inspection done some time late next week. However, one bad piece of news is that the Honda outboard they promised me has been sold :/ So, now I have to look for motor separately. Would a 6hp 4-stroke be enough for it, or should I look for a 8-10hp? I'm trying to avoid 2-strokes for noise reasons, but besides weight, are there any advantages to them over 4-strokes?

Also, is there a big advantage to a x-long (25") shaft? I've been considering a new 6hp Tohatsu sailpro, which is only $1500. The main attraction is the long shaft, so I'd appreciate any opinions on that.

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