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Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

The only good part of having an outboard powered sailboat is you can take the motor off if it needs service.
Of course you'll have to take the motor off when it needs service.

Cruising with an outboard, sure, sort of like cruising on a hobie cat.

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You haven't said anything about the condition of the Yanmar. If it's got life left in it, no way would I remove it. If it needs some work, use the money that would have been spent to remove it and buy an outboard, to bring the Yanmar back into good condition. As the owner of a 26' boat with a Yanmar 1 gm--who considered boats of the same size with an outboard--I am so extremely happy with the Yanmar.
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Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

You can also consider an inboard motor to be part of your ballast.
I would definitely keep it. That is a lot of boat to be pushed by an outboard.

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Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

I posted in the thread linked earlier with my thoughts. I seem to be in the minority of people that have an inboard boat with an outboard and actually like it, despite it's flaws.

That said, I'm not sure I would remove a functioning inboard in favor of an outboard unless you really needed the space (e.g. LONG passages). Our decision to mount an outboard was completely based on cost-benefit, I wasn't willing to drop the money required to put an inboard back in, because it wasn't worth it. If we already had one in that worked, we would have left it and used it. We would take over a 70% hit on the install of a new or used diesel, so it just wasn't worth it.

It also depends on the type of sailing you do and where you are. I have talked to a lot of people on the matter and gotten completely different answers from people with different needs and experience levels.

Also, you could experiment with it for a while and see what you think. Why not buy a mount and motor, leave the diesel in, and try it for a while? If it doesn't work, you can fill the holes and sell it. If it does, you can buy a better motor and sell the inboard. As I mentioned in the previous thread, our boat has an 8000lb displacement and we use a 6 HP 4-stroke that ran us around $1500 new, we saw used ones of the same type for around $800.

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Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

We have an 8000lb Irwin that we will take on week long trips. Trying to solve the "Where to store the dingy outboard" dilemma, I bought one of those lifting motor mounts and now have the option to run with the inboard 8HP yanmar or the 8HP Mercury dingy motor, or both if we're in a hurry. For where we sail, the Mercury would probably be fine 70% of the time. The other 30%, in any kind of swell it's challenging to keep the prop in the water.

Having said that, I'm not sure what I'll do when the diesel goes. The boat is not worth what it would cost to repower.

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Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

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Double enders do tend to hobby horse much more than wide transom boats, making the OB much less usable. ---
capta - Why do you say that? I sailed a 26' double ender for years and did not notice more hobby horsing than a comparable length boat with a "normal" (lol) transom.
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You haven't said anything about the condition of the Yanmar. If it's got life left in it, no way would I remove it. If it needs some work, use the money that would have been spent to remove it and buy an outboard, to bring the Yanmar back into good condition. As the owner of a 26' boat with a Yanmar 1 gm--who considered boats of the same size with an outboard--I am so extremely happy with the Yanmar.
The Yanmar is in good shape. It still runs like a little sewing maching, uses about 1/2 liter/hour. It could use some maintenance. Since I'm redoing everything, I was going to pull it and do a complete rebuild and upgrade the alternator. It's only a single cylinder, so should be inexpensive to work on.

Still, with 26' LOD / 28' LOA, since I have the interior torn-out, I was kicking around what I could do with that space if it was available.

As I haven't done any true crusing, and very little foul weather sailing - I wanted the thoughts of those with more experience.

It sounds like I would regret pulling it, big time - and if I do anything different, I should mount a small outboard for a time, and test how it performs before I do anything radical like pulling the inboard.

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The Yanmar is in good shape. It still runs like a little sewing maching, uses about 1/2 liter/hour. It could use some maintenance. Since I'm redoing everything, I was going to pull it and do a complete rebuild and upgrade the alternator. It's only a single cylinder, so should be inexpensive to work on.

Still, with 26' LOD / 28' LOA, since I have the interior torn-out, I was kicking around what I could do with that space if it was available.

As I haven't done any true crusing, and very little foul weather sailing - I wanted the thoughts of those with more experience.

It sounds like I would regret pulling it, big time.
This space you are looking at claiming was intended for the motor. As Sir Paul would say..."Let it Be"
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The Yanmar is in good shape. It still runs like a little sewing maching, uses about 1/2 liter/hour. It could use some maintenance. Since I'm redoing everything, I was going to pull it and do a complete rebuild and upgrade the alternator.
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I'm curious Keil, you been reading any Pardy or Fitzgerald or anything like that? Just wondering... ?
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