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antman
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« on: November 19, 2021, 07:10:36 PM »

Hi Mercman
a 14.5 ft fiberglass runabout with 60 hp on back
thinking about a backup motor.
have a 6 hp 2 stroke  say 28 kg  6 hp mariner i can use but is heavy
or would a 4 stroke 3.5 hp mercury brand new at 18 kg get me out
of trouble
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2021, 07:06:06 PM »

Hi Ant,
Weight is a very valid consideration with that particular rig.
Your choice will be easy. If you are boating in relatively quite inland waters with little wind and no tide movements to battle, I feel the 3.5hp will suffice.

If you do have the possibility of battling both tide and wind, the 6hp will do the trick. Perhaps you may want to consider transferring some weight up under your foredeck. An option is to "glass in" a ply shelf to secure your fuel tank to, using simple ratchet type tie downs. In saying that, make sure you will still have good access to remove the tank for easy refuelling.

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2021, 07:41:23 PM »

Once again thank you
the 6 hp on
 Merry xmas 
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