When I was a newbie with the Yamaha 8hp outboard
, I learnt quickly to on how to maintain the outboard
. There was one time the end connectors got a bit of rain water
and the outboard gave me so much problem until I service
the carburetor, jets and all. I wished I had a spare so that I don't to do all that work
in a rolly polly anchorage.
I notice some boats carry a smaller spare outboard. The other day at Ko Lipe/Thailand I saw this boat
having a 2hp yamaha on his dinghy
and a spare 2hp on the stern bracket. No need for fancy hoist system like the one I have on my boat
Today I am still using the 8hp yamaha and got a spare used 5hp yamaha. Now I am having second thoughts because a 5hp is heavy and requires a strong board mounted on the stern rail. Maybe a 2 hp is a better choice.
What do you think of carrying a spare ob? If you have a spare, what is the size (hp) and what is your current