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rbahr41

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Outboard Motor
« on: June 03, 2016, 04:39:58 PM »
My 1995 3HP Nissan outboard has died.  What 4 stroke motor do people suggest?  How fast does it move the boat?

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Re: Outboard Motor
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2016, 03:39:12 AM »
Long shaft will drag if it can't tilt far enough. Some places require the motor to be on the back.
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Re: Outboard Motor
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2016, 02:59:26 PM »
If my older 2 stroke dies, I will replace it with the Honda BF2.3.  It will push the boat along at at-least 5 knots and is pretty light. 

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Re: Outboard Motor
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2016, 06:13:33 PM »
Anyone considered an electric motor? never worry about gas smell, and needed only when there is absolutely no wind. Otherwise, sailing is faster and more fun.

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Re: Outboard Motor
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2016, 03:43:02 AM »
The Torqueedo looks awesome.  Hard to justify the price and the tradeoff in terms of range. 

I have a Suzuki 2hp.  It works great in most conditions and stays pretty well out of the water (I remove it when racing).

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Re: Outboard Motor
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2016, 05:43:43 PM »
Our 2.5HP Suzuki 4-stroke works well.  30 lbs or so. They run $775 new and about $450 used.