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Old 12-18-2006
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Talk about legs! Did anyone notice the timestamps on the entries on this thread?
I have owned both gas and diesel inboards. Both are quite reasonable, but you have to have a different set of operating habits for each.
I have never met a cruising sailor that was happy with an outboard in open water. When you start pitching in a seaway you lose the propulsion just when you need it. Also most outboards can't handle the battery charging that a cruising boat needs. Leave the outboards to the racers to get back into their slips.
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