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Old 22-07-2013, 09:14   #16
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Re: The 26 feet & under club: What dink / What engine?

Have been setting up a Columbia 24 for cruising. Right now I have a 9-foot plastic kayak nestled on the foredeck. It's very secure there and very easy to launch and retrieve. Doesn't bother the foresail either. For an engine, I converted the stern lazarette to an outboard well. I am using a Honda 4-stroke 8-horse which is a giant of an engine. Had to make some very major modifications to the boat to fit it in. The gas tanks easily fit in the engine compartment. I am planning to clean and reinstall the original aluminum gas tank, which is about 16 gallons. Originally the boat was built with a 4-cyl gasoline inboard engine.
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Old 24-07-2013, 23:41   #17
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I have a 26 c&c. Sailed it from Florida to Cuba and on to the DR where it is o. The hard right now. I have a 8 HP yanmar. 9' quicksilver ding with a 6hp 4 stroke tohatsu. Works great. By far the smallest blue water proven cruiser I have personally seen.
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