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50011Re: [bolger] Re: Outboards for Micro

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  • Mark Balogh
    Jul 7, 2006
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      Thanks Greg and all who replied. This is the type of information I
      needed. If I can get by with the short shaft all the better. It is 2
      lbs. lighter and 5" smaller to handle.
      Anybody have any reliability comments regarding the Yamaha 4 strokes?


      On Jul 7, 2006, at 5:35 AM, Greg Flemming wrote:

      > Sorry for not replying earlier but only just sighted this post. As
      > far as I am aware Matilda Jean is built to plan and the long shaft
      > motors do not clear the water when tilted up (if you can tilt them
      > up provided the cowling over the motor is not too big, as is the
      > case with the 4hp 4 stroke Yamaha)
      > If you look at the photo of Micro, Cricket in the files section of
      > the Bolger Overflow Group 7 in a file called Australian Micros, you
      > will see a great photo of Cricket which sports a Yamaha 5 hp motor,
      > and the transom has been modified so that the motor can clear the
      > top of the transom cut-out.
      > The Micro of Peter de Boer in Holland also sports the same modifed
      > transom (see article in Water Craft No 29 of Sept/Oct 2001) As do
      > several others, of course)
      > The point is that the motor will far enough into the water, even as
      > a short shaft, so you do not need a long shaft on Micro, I think?
      > Greg F

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