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post #11 of Old 04-02-2019
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Re: Outboard Engines Limit

Originally Posted by Pasadena View Post
We are thinking to split the trip in two days if we decide to buy at that distance. We know how to sail, but we are not experts and will be unfamiliar with the boat. I just want to have a realistic back up plan in case we decide to go on the engine. I am sure we would not resit opening the sails )
Sounds like a reasonable plan. Keep in mind as people suggest running it the motor at 50-75%. My guess is a boat running a 9HP outboard would be doing 5 knots or less unless the conditions are very favorable. Even 30-40 miles a day can be a long stretch at that pace, plan for daylight and weather.

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