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Re: outboard selection

Dear SJ23 enthusiasts:

thanks for much for taking the time to provide us with your sage advice and
experiences!  we received enough input to make an educated decision...
what a helpful org this is!

Maureen and Dan (Tidanic)
-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Chandler <>
To: sanjuan23@PEAK.ORG <sanjuan23@PEAK.ORG>
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2000 4:54 PM
Subject: outboard selection

Pogy Bait came with a Honda 4-stroke 7.5 hp, and it was less than
adequate.  Maybe the motor itself was defective, but I was never
happy with it's performance.  This year, I replaced it with a 15 hp 2-
stroke Johnson, which weighs about ten pounds more than the old
Honda but gives me the performance I wanted at half throttle.  I was
going to get a 9.9, but the specs showed that the two motors were
identical except for tuning.  I can't imagine pushing my boat
against the 20-knot winds that we see out here in the desert with
anything smaller than my old 7.5.

Then again, the 15 weighs a little over 70 pounds and cost me a
little over two grand at Cabela's.  But it does have an alternator and
electric start, and I'm getting old enough to appreciate that sort of
thing.  And it's really nice to be able to go as fast under power as
under sail.

See you on the water.

Jack Chandler
Richland, Washington USA

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