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Old 11-01-2010, 14:42   #1
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Outboards and Big Boats...

Does anyone have any experience or know of others that have used outboard power on larger displacement (say 10000 to 12000 lb.) cruising boats??

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We lost an Atomic 4 a few years back while cruising our Morgan 34. It was just quicker and cheaper to get an outboard and keep going. We bought a Yamaha 9.9 4 stroke and a bracket and took off for the Bahamas 4 days later. The OB was on the boat from 2001 until 2004. Had some minor problems, fuel pump needed replacing about every 8 months, but mostly it was fine.
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Thanks for the reply.............................

Curious how well the boat performed? I assume that you guys were able to power at or close to hull speed..............?? I am considering adding a well for an outboard. And I am trying to get and idea of how other boats have performed along with any other opinions from those that have had similar arrangements.

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