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Replying to:outboards for the well on RL24s
I have just taken the outboard and bracket off the stern and set the well up again. I have the long shaft outboard in the well as a temporary fix. For those racers that think I'm mad, the narrow stern and long overang of the RL24 do not suit stern mounting for most people. I pride myself on handling the yacht properly in the worst conditions. I could not imaging the helm gymnastics backing into a pen with the stern mounted outboard.

I am looking at suitable outboards remembering I wish to use a 4hp or 6hp outboard with charger and remote tank. For those that insist on bigger engines for comfort, fair enough but the RL24 is a small boat and I need the storage.

Looking through the dealers the new 4 strokes are to big and heavy and the 2 strokes don't have high thrust versions.

10 years ago the 3.5 tohatsu was popular but I am not up to date with the current available motors. Power heads on the 8hp yamahas and similar are so big that I can't use the well for storage.

Has anyone got experience with current model outboards in the well for cruising?