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Re: Best small boat for cruising the Bahamas?

Originally Posted by bratzcpa View Post
Years ago, the PO removed the inboard motor. All of the motor mount rails, etc. are still in place. And it's kind of a crappy space for storage anyway. I mounted a 35 gallon plastic barrel in that space - basically right on the motor mount rails. Because it's located on the rails, it's just slightly higher than the regular tank, so I can use this to periodcally re-fill the regular tank - via a simple shutoff valve. It's also connected to a deck fitting for 1) filling with a hose at a marina, or 2) rainwater collection.
Yes, that arrangement makes perfect sense. So do you use an outboard now? What is your take on the practicality of an outboard on a boat originally designed for an inboard engine?
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