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Another Mercury Question
And that''s is unfortunately the problem. I have 8 hp to push 5800 lbs. I get where I want (in and out of the marina) by motorsailiing mostly. I have the advantage (and diasadvantage) of being in a really protected marina. Unfortunately, I cannot ever sail in or out, but by leaving the main up and motoring I catch every last little bit available, hopefully making life easier on the engine. I worry b/c I have really shallow water (the seagulls stand on the bottom)on either side of a 1000 yard channel. Should the motor die, I''m going aground.
I am trying to figure out, short of replacing the outboard, if anything can be done outside of the factory prop to make life better.