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  1. Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello everyone, My first post to Sailnet. I recently bought a used inflatable dinghy (an Avon Redcrest) for our sailboat, without a motor. We rowed it to get to shore in a calm bay, but it took quite a while and would be too much in rougher conditions, heavy currents, or farther from shore...
  2. 4-stroke 6 hp Tohatsu Outboard Issues

    Gear & Maintenance
    I recently bought a slightly used (told there were about 10 hours on it) tohatsu 4-stroke 6hp outboard motor to use with a mercury inflatable dinghy. I took it out for the first time this weekend and it ran great on its first trip. When I took it out again the next day, it seemed to be working...
  3. Battery-powered Trolling motor

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hey y'all! I'm sealing the deal on a 13-ft. CFJ next Tuesday (first boat! :D). I'll be sailing on the James River, which is tidally influenced and has a very weak current, but strong enough to make it a miserable chore to paddle back to the marina. I'm look to buy a very, very small...
  4. Mercurey 9.9 Bigfoot HELP!

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hello, haven't posted in a while... been sailing. nuff said. The other day I go to take my son for a sail and as I'm motoring away from the slip the motor dies. I cant get it started again before I drift to a bulkhead and tie off temporarily. After a little messing about I get started at full...
  5. Brand new Honda 5HP Outboard won't start - should I switch mfg?

    We bought a 1972 MacGreggor Venture 21 last fall, that came with a very old Gamefisher 7.5HP outboard. This spring I purchased a brand new Honda 5HP (from an authorized Honda outboard dealer). One week ago, we got the boat in the water for the first time, but the outboard wouldn't start -...
  6. Looking for a 6 to 10 HP Outboard for Salt Water

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I apologize if this thread is in the wrong place. As the title describes I am looking for an outboard motor to use on my newly acquired 1969 Coronado. I live in Pasadena MD. I looked at the classifieds but they date back to 2003 so I'm not really sure how reliable the ads are. I am on a budget...