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Is it the DT8?
I have one (approx 25 years old) on a 20ft trailer sailer, and know of one other. If the engine has been well maintained it should be reliable. But old outboards are a gamble anyway.
Talking with the owner of the other one I know of, he suggested that the location of the exhaust causes very poor performance in reverse. But suggested that his could push his 20ft ts at 6kn. Depending on how heavy the 23ft is it might be underpowered. They are fairly light for an 8hp so easy to lift.