Norm, I’ve had my eye on a Yanmar Diesel outboard for years. Their old 29 and 36HP units were heavy and noisy but reliable alternatives for get-home applications that could be found sometimes in the Islands. Now that the Military wants them, maybe we’ll see some of the new design certified for sale in the US, but they’re not going to be cheap or light. Still, one could move the engine from boat to boat. It’d take a big dinghy to hold it up though. Pull start, I don’t imagine so.
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