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Vista,

I saw your pictures on the Coronado 25 users group. The outboard on the transom looks really big and heavy. If you decide to re-use it without having to try to put it into the well you might want to build a rough template out of a cardboard box or something to see if it even fits in the well? IIRC, the motor mount plate in the well was about 10" high and about 12" wide. Perhaps someone here or on the users group could send you some pictures. Our motor was a mid -70's Evinrude 15HP long shaft, same size as the 9.9, two stroke and it just fit and would tip up. Bubblehead, on this forum has, or had a Coronado 25, perhaps he could help you? If you get another motor I suggest you get a long shaft motor. Even with our long shaft motor in really rough conditions the prop would "slip" a little once in a while, nothing serious, but with a short shaft I think it would have been a lot worse. Let us know how it all turns out.

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Consider going new and smaller, reliability is just as important as thrust.

A modern 6hp Tohatsu with high thrust propeller is preferred to an unreliable old 10hp.

Make sure whatever you buy fits in the well and if the well is designed to tilt the outboard make sure it fits. Some of the new outboards have bigger propellers which limit the room inside the well for tilt.

At least a new 6hp should fit in the well without clearance issues.

I agree with others a 10hp with electric start is a good thing, make sure it fits before buying.
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Vista,

Try the Pennysaver in your area, you can usually find something.

I know your on a tight budget, but a good reliable engine is as much a safety thing as a convenience. As you may know, weather can come up quick on the bay

A couple of other places might you consider calling, Florida Boat Repair off Mountain Road and Shamrock Marine.

A Tohatsu 9.8 hp is a great motor and are reasonably priced new at around $1700 =/-, try Discount Marine and Boat Supplies - Inflatable Sales - Defender or this link 9.8 HP 4-Stroke The 8HP & 9.8HP are the same engine, weight, etc, just higher RPM's so it would only make sense to get the 9.8.
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Thank you all for your excellent input. I will post what I end up with.
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