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post #11 of 28 Old 03-27-2001
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I have a Yamaha 9.9 on a 28 foot boat and have had excellent performance. The design of the propeller allows the exhaust gasses to exit at the front in reverse and it stops the boat very quickly. Other motors suck the gasses back into the prop in reverse. Fuel economy is much improved over the 2 stroke I used to have.
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Whats the displacement on your 28'' sailboat?
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It''s a Magnum 28 trailer sailer (built in Australia) with a displacement of about 2tonnes (probably closer to 2.5t when my wife has loaded it up). I get 6 knots plus with plenty in reserve for pushing into weather. All the Magnums run 9.9 Yamahas although the new motors have the 15hp body and will no longer fit into the engine well.
I was recently talking to the owner of a 36 foot catamaran who just completed a circumnavigation of Australia and he used a single 9.9 Yamaha as his only motor and was pleased with its performance.
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I just bought a Johnson 9.9 4-stroke. I sail on the Mississippi so you need some push going upstream. I am just about to put my O''Day 26 in and use this engine for the first time. It is very heavy - 112# and that concerns me a little. I did beef up the outboard bracket to one that will hold 240#. I''m looking forward to improved thrust and lack of oily smoke. The Yamaha 9.9 looked pretty heavy too and I got a good deal on the Johnson.
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Whats the displacement on your O''Day 26. My Colgate 26 is 2600# and I got the 4hp Yamaha (50#). I won''t have to deal with current, but we do have wind and waves on Lake Michigan. I''ll let everyone know how it works next month when I get the boat.
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I checked the Yamaha literature. The Yamaha 9.9 weighs in at 91#. I presume that is a short shaft weight. Long shaft would add about 2-3#''s so it would be weigh about 10% less than the Johnson.

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Not Sure about the displacement. I bought it third hand and most paper work was gone. I''m thinking around 5500 #.
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I''ll sell you my 8hp Nissan long shaft for a good priice if you''re interested. If you''re in New Jersey or in the Annapolis area send me an e-mail.
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Instead of repowering my 27'' with an inboard, I''m considering an outboard. Pros? Cons? Advice?
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Have not gotten my 26'' sailboat (Disp=2600) in the water yet and am still wondering how the 4hp Yamaha will push it. Last weekend I met someone with a J27 (Disp=3800). He also has a Yamaha 4hp outboard, and said it has plenty of power to push his boat!
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