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Re: Outboard motor and blue water sailing?
Just completed a trip of five weeks to the Sea of Abaco, left Ft Laud and returned to Ft Worth. I have a 23 Compact with a 4 Hp Tohatsu. Two tropical depressions occurred. You won't be able to go against current, wind and waves at the same time. The prop does come out of the water when the boat hobby horses, you have a small boat like me so it will. It's doable, the motor was dependable though it fell apart after an 18 hr trip to Memory Rock which was like being in a washing machine. I bolted it back together and it ran fine and still does. I'd say go on your trip it's very beautiful there, get a new motor, I got the 4 hp cause it was light and I used it on the dingy. Fair Winds