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Coleman vs. Mercury Outboard
This is my first time posting if I screw this up don't be too hard on me. I just bought a MacGregor Venture 17. It is my first boat and while it is a project boat I couldnt be more excited. The reason I am posting is I am looking into outboards. Cabelas has a Coleman 2.6 for $699 and West Marine has a Mercury 2.5 for $899. My questions are:
1. Has anyone used a Coleman outboard?
2. Will a 2.5 be big enough to push a 17ft sailboat? (I am sure bigger would be better but I am on a budget and need to cut corners where I can.)