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Re: Recommend a Dinghy for Cruising Caribbean

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Originally Posted by Waymar83 View Post
...You will also want a newer 4 stroke outboard. Think about the weight not just the size...
I beg to differ on this matter. There are no 2-stroke limitations in most of the Caribbean and thus a 2-stroke outboard make a lot of sense - easier to maintain, much lighter per output KW and the Tohatsu 9.8 is ubiquitous in most of the Caribbean. I'm on my 4th one with just a clogged float tank to complain of after all the abuse I've heaped on these engines.
Considering the OP wanted "light" I wouldn't recommend a 4-stroke unless you have serious environmental concerns about 2-stroke pollution.
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