Originally Posted by Pura Vida
Everybody has an opinion and mine is that outboard motors on larger yachts (anything over 25 feet) are the spawn of the Devil and should be exorcised.
I am curious as to why you believe an outboard motor on a boat over 25 feet is the spawn of the devil. When I bought my Pearson Triton (28') seven years ago, the Atomic 4 was seized up. Having very limited funds, I decided to pull it out. I built a 35 gallon water
tank and placed it where the engine
had been. I purchased an inexpensive Nissan
9.8 outboard and hung it on the transom. It pushes the boat fine, and I've never had a problem with the engine. It's also been very inexpensive to maintain.
What is your objection to using an outboard in such a case?