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  1. 5 or 6 hp engine

    I need to replace my old johnson sailmaster 9hp engine next before next season as it's become unreliable. I'd like something in the 5 to 6 hp range. I believe there are exactly two manufacturers of such engines, Tohatsu and Honda. I'd like to hear from any of you who have the 6hp Tohatsu or...
  2. Getting into a Good , Cheap, Old Boat

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I am trying to help a friend with his new Old Boat. We had been corresponding and I was trying to help him find a boat. Every time he found one, it seemed, it would be sold before he could make an offer. I told him not to get discouraged and told him that there are boats out there for sale...
  3. How Low Can We Go? (hp)

    My Int'l Folkboat has an outboard well and came with a 9.8hp 2-stroke engine that weighs 60 pounds. I hate that it drags in the water when I'm sailing, I almost never run it (and then only because I'm trying to keep it from getting gunked up), and I hate that slime and barnacles colonize while...