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My Outboard Finally Beat Me!

I have had it! Its time to get rid of my existing outboard and look for something else.
What do you recommend? Make? HP?
I have a 28' and sail on a small fresh water lake in North Texas. I only use the motor to get in and out of the marina?
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It would help if you said what 28' boat it was... A Cape Dory 28 with a full keel is going to require a bit more engine than a Corsair 28' trimaran.

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I had a 26' Parker-Dawson with a 6 hp and it was a little underpowered. California has banned 2 stroke motors (I think). Do you think that may happen on your lake? Just a thought. There's a new electric motor called the torqueedo if you're just going in and out - no fuel hassles: torqueedo.com

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