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Thinking of Losing My Inboard

I have a 28' full-keel double-end, and doing a full refit interior/exterior. I was thinking of losing the 10HP Yanmar to buy some extra space and going with an outboard. I do sail in open water off shore, and would like to do some crusing in the undetermined future.

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Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

Only a bad idea to the degree that you may be concerned with the lack of ability to have your prop remain in the water if you are relying on breaking an inlet under power. At some times you may wish to have the engine power in short period waves and at these times the outboard might not function well. If you can expect to cruise only with reliance of sails or in protected water with the best of weather; then, this plan might be suitable.


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Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

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I have a 28' full-keel double-end, and doing a full refit interior/exterior. I was thinking of losing the 10HP Yanmar to buy some extra space and going with an outboard. I do sail in open water off shore, and would like to do some crusing in the undetermined future.

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Much has been written on this, I think this is the latest:

Replacing Inboard with Outboard

One other thing I forgot to mention is That I think most smaller outboards have much smaller charging capabilities than an inboard.

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Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

Double enders do tend to hobby horse much more than wide transom boats, making the OB much less usable. It's also harder to fit a strong bracket to a double ender, making sure the rudder (if outboard?) doesn't hit the prop.
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Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

Yes, bad idea.

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Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

Why not think about a generator, increased battery bank and an electric motor? I can think of several reasons why this would be better than an outboard and would support long term cruising for someone that wants to sail and use the engine on rare occasion.
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Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

Gives you more room inside for stuff. I like the idea of hanging out over the stern to change plugs, pull cord or play with carb jets in abroad swell approaching a beach.Go for it.

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Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

An inboard engine on a boat that size is a real godsend when it gets nasty. 10HP is pretty low HP for a boat that size & weight. I'd consider getting a closer to 20HP diesel.
That is probably the original engine for that boat.
or get an Atomic 4 gas engine; much cheaper.

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Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

Don't do it. the best reason for buying a boat with an inboard is that it does not have an outboard motor to deal with.
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Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

it's only a bad idea if you don't ship me the engine and gear after you removed them!
normally I would be willing to come pick it up,but as your in Alaska . ...
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