Re: Atomic 4 inboard vs outboard
Your atomic 4 won't fall off the transom, guaranteed. Seriously, take the above advice. The manual they're recommending isn't the original engine manual -- it's Moyer marines manual. Get it. I'll guaprantee the A4 will be easier to repair than an outboard.
Also, get the towing contract. <$100/ year and as long as you pay it you probably won't need it.
1977 C&C 30 Mk 1 hailing from Port Clinton, Ohio