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post #2 of Old 12-16-2006
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Can't tell you about the Honda, but I have 2 Yamaha 9.9, 4-stroke high thrust engines. The important thing about the Yamaha is the 3:1 reduction gear transmission, that develops the high torque for the 11 3/4" prop. I think the Honda has a 2:1 gear, and a much smaller prop. Most sailboats need the slower turning, higher touque at the prop.

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