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Old 07-23-2012, 10:34 AM   #12
chc
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City: Essex, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Scooter
Vessel Model: 1984 Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Jan 2011
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I suspect that lots of applied power will be exciting to ride thru. I've got a 10'2" dink w/ a Honda 5 four stroke. I use Weaver snap davits on the swim platform in combination with a St Croix Jr crane. The Honda weighs about 50+ lbs. There have been days when I was reallly glad everything was attached to something, or else the engine & I would have been wet. Currently considering going to 8 or 9.8 hp. More for smoother running/less vibration than going faster (yeah, sure). Currrent, as well as planned, configuration of boat & motor adds 150 to 180 lbs to swim platform/transom structure, really not sure I want to add more than that.
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