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Old 31-03-2015, 11:37   #16
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Re: Propane Powered Outboard (5hp)

"Recently I've been seeing diesel outboards in this size range. Makes a whole lot more sense for safety and fuel availability."

I agree with that statement but to me other factors make them unsuitable for use on a dinghy.

I wouldn't use one on a small boat because they are too heavy. Heck I don't like the weight of 4 cycle gasoline or propane outboards but it's all I can get.

I also really dislike handling diesel. It smells bad, gets on everything and is difficult to clean up.
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Re: Propane Powered Outboard (5hp)

If I find a diesel outboard at around 2 HP and 27 pounds, priced at $1K, I will seriously consider it. I'll bet it would be a bear to start a diesel with a pull rope.
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