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Re: Made the plunge
I think 3.5 or 4 horse would be plenty unless you expect to be motoring in significant chop or breeze on a regular basis.
Under 3 hp you generally don't get a gearbox (ie motor is in gear when running).. 3.5s generally at least have an neutral, 4s and up may have full fwd/reverse/neutral capability.
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