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Old 20-04-2006, 11:53   #16
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Close. That picture was taken in 3 Mile Harbor.

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Old 20-04-2006, 13:46   #17

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Mark, what a fantastic idea! Thanks so much for reminding me that you don't always have to buy everything. I owe you a debt of gratitude both for the refrigeration deal and for this idea.

Next time you are in Three Mile Harbor, don't forget to look for us. We'll be setting up shop there shortly for the onslaught of the tourists.

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Old 20-04-2006, 14:11   #18
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I'd go with the others who suggest some form of crane or derrick to help lift heavier engines as IMHO you'll never regret a more poweful outboard once its on and running.
Also flushing is not really an issue once you've got an outboard clamped onto an aft rail - a big enough bucket held over the leg with fresh water will give it a rinse and help extend its life considerably.
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I will most certainly do that.... thanks again for the input.
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My 74 year old neighbors former sailors for 40 years have a Garhaurer they added when they switched to a trawler. It's an aft cabin motor yacht so it's a long way up from the swim platform. I know Dick really was having a serious time with that motor and the Garhaurer made the difference between being able to use the dinghy or not having one for them. Jan can easily lower or rasie the motor. You drop enough gear in the water as it is. It would be great for a charter boat.

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