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Bubb2,

Thanks for the advice but I think that I will go with the conventional wisdom on this one
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My Cal25 came with a 10hp honda. It was about on it's last leg, but still had plenty of power to push her. We get pretty tide running out of the bayou that our marina is in when the tide is going out. The 10hp had problems with cranking so I bought a 2 stroke 6hp. It was okay but I felt better with the extra power that the 10hp had. My next project is to convert to a hybred. I intend to pull the powerhead off of the old 10hp and replace it with an 30 or 40hp electric motor.
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Mc51 (or anyone else),
Have you done any research on the hybrid project? Would be very interested in any information on changing outboard to electric.
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The 50hp could be used as part of your ground tackle, to supplement a nice mushroom anchor. Let's not discount the usefulness of a large horsepower engine with a boat that size. Just not the original intended use <grin>.
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Coldsteel, I had a 9.8 on a 26 and never used more than half the power it provided even in strong current. Anything between 7-9 should be more than effeicent. Prop has a lot to do with it also.
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Outboard motors

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No, I have not done any research on the hybrid conversion. I am going with a 4 stroke 9.9 outboard. Does anyone have any information on the Parsons or Sky outboard motors? My friend Kevin says they are a Chinese knock off of the Yamaha engine and that the parts are interchangeable. The price is quite a bit less than the Yamaha so I guess the quality is quite a bit lower than the Yamaha. There are no dealers in the state of Hawaii that I can locate on the internet, so if I buy one it will be direct from the company via the internet. If you have any information I would greatly appreciate it before I put down the cash that it will cost for a new outboard.

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Coldsteel,
From just a quick look at the specs for Parsun vs Yamaha on web site, they seem to be a little different motors(displacement,fuel tank configuration,options,etc). I'm not sure how accurate the Parsun data was that I was looking at as it seemed to show the same displacement for the 15 hp as the 9.9 hp. Also there are lots of models to compare so it probably will take a lot more research (best would be to talk to an experienced outboard mechanic). I am thinking about repowering too and the Yamaha 9.9 high thrust model looks like a good choice but it is pretty expensive. Anybody with input on the high thrust model?

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No, I have not done any research on the hybrid conversion. I am going with a 4 stroke 9.9 outboard. Does anyone have any information on the Parsons or Sky outboard motors? My friend Kevin says they are a Chinese knock off of the Yamaha engine and that the parts are interchangeable. The price is quite a bit less than the Yamaha so I guess the quality is quite a bit lower than the Yamaha. There are no dealers in the state of Hawaii that I can locate on the internet, so if I buy one it will be direct from the company via the internet. If you have any information I would greatly appreciate it before I put down the cash that it will cost for a new outboard.

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You might want to find out from other Sailnetters if they have had any reliability issues with them. The times you use your engine can be the times you really need it to work.

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