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Owner: Dutch Sailing Family

Buying an Outboard Engine - What I Wish I Knew Before! E28


Location: Alanya
Latitude: 36.54000000
Longitude: 32.00000000
Published: 27 Feb 2023

See what you must know before buying an Outboard Engine. Learn from the mistakes I made when I bought my outboard engine. I wish this video was there when I bought my outboard engine. Shaft length, engine size, engine weight, boat transom.. How do these things come together to get the right outboard engine for your boat? I had no clue, but I do now! And, what engine size do you need to foil board or wakeboard behind your boat? Watch the video so you don't make the same mistakes. I'm here to help!

This is episode 28 of Sailing around the World. We have started our journey in Cyprus, and are now making the most of the winter season in Turkey to prepare for lots more cruising.

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In this video:
0:00 Intro
0:35 New outboard engine arrives
0:59 How to check the right shaft length of your outboard
2:19 Starting our Mercury Outboard 20 hp for the first time
3:20 Taking on water due to incorrect outboard shaft length
3:30 Explaining why the right shaft length is crucial
5:00 The problem with an outboard shaft that is too long
5:21 How to decide the right outboard engine size
5:58 Foiling behind the dinghy with 20 hp outboard engine
7:19 Outboard engine weight and associated problems
9:08 Raising the transom of our dinghy to fix incorrect shaft length
9:33 Flying the drone from the dinghy
11:46 Newbee tries tow-foiling behind the dinghy with 20hp outboard
13:54 Back at our Lagoon 420 sailing catamaran Roxy
14:23 Outro

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