Originally Posted by SailingSouth180
I want a backup to be on the safe side. I was going to have another mast, and sails but I don't have enough room
I was only toying with the notion of pulling the inboard out because its an older motor and it leaves me a little unnerved. I suppose a yearly service would settle that symptom. I do not know much about motors so the fear of having one die on me sticks in the back of my head whilst sailing.
I had an outboard fall off into the Intracoastal WW just about twenty miles North of Point Bolivar near Galveston, TX. Wish I'd had an inboard backup! I wish I'd had any backup! I'd of settled for my little tiny 1985 SeaGull ultralight 40 if I'd had it, I could have mounted it to the rudder and kept going.
Hint: When your outboard starts to sound a little off, but is still running fine, FIND OUT WHY!!!
The towing bill was more than half as much as I paid for the boat.