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Re: Outboard - new or used?
id love a propane outboard!
the comments about stink an pollution, comon guys...these 2 2 strokes I have just put a pic of are some of the most reliable, quiet, and great performing outboards of all time
and they are exactly what sailors are about...
you want to take apart a 4 stroke on your bench on your boat mid cruise? highly doubtful...
Im not advocating 2 strokes Im just advocating simplicity
and about pollution you actually polute more because you think people around the world have recycle oil centers all over when you dump your dirt oil after an oil change?
we felt very bad when cruising around(with a big diesel inboard) as we often times had no where nice to put used oil...poeple would say yes drop it here only to dump it right in front of our eyes into the dirt or trash or whatever...
4 strokes outboards are better now than they used to be, they used to suffer from reliablty and starting issues...but have improved...
they are simply too heavy for the power they produce especially the small engines...small d2 person dinghy easy to haul for one person that type...
they are not light, simple or easy maintenance when compared to older engines...however they are super quiet, torquey, great overall performers.
dont shoot the messenger
Islander 36 no longer for sale...its MINE!
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Planning maiden cruise for November-December 2015 to Panama Canal! The planning begins!!!
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