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Old 09 June 2011, 08:46   #1
Country: UK - N Ireland
Boat name: Sea Wolf
Make: Ribeye
Length: 7m +
Engine: 200hp Outboard
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Back up engine

Can anyone recommend a good reliable backup outboard for my 6m Ribeye? - may be needed (hopefully not though) for offshore use. What hp should I go for?

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Old 09 June 2011, 09:17   #2
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Ideally 8hp(ish) and 2 stroke to keep the weight down though 6hp will be ok. I believe Suzuki make quite a light 6hp 4 stroke.

Anything recentish will be reliable enough as long as you run it regularly and keep it serviced.
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