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well guys i got the 50 hp and put it on before i got to read all this info, the reason why i did is not to go fast but to have power in case something goes wrong while learning to sail but i guess i may have to replace it now i took for a ride for few hrs and worked fine but i will look for smaller engine for it...
50 HP is really a bit much. I would worry about the strength of the transom. why not use the 5 hp OB it should work fine. if you do look for a 8 to 10 HP you will want to look for a long shaft model. the deeper the prop the better it will handle large chop and waves if you are sailing on a large body of water.
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