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Old 03-21-2015, 08:32 PM   #64
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Originally Posted by cardude01 View Post
My thoughts exactly-- couldn't have said it better.

It's the tinkering and experimenting I like, plus doing something different.
OK, tinker with this idea.

You've got that huge hull extension that would be an ideal platform for the installation of a Diesel outboard. A 27 or 34 HP Yanmar would probably power you at 4 and 5 knots respectively. When you get down to the Islands, you could buy the Yanmar and do the bracket, tiller and fuel line for 10-12.5K or less. Probably another 10-12K for the paravane set-up later on.

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