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    We are thinking of buying an outboard for our tender and wondering if a propane outboard is practical. 4 HP is all we need, How quickly do these outboards empty their canister? 15 min of putting? Half an hour? I guess you can carry extra cans with you... If we get a regular gas powered outboard, then we're carrying messy gas cans somewhere in the boat... But camping experience with the propane canisters has also shown they sometimes leak. Opinions?
    Jeff Prime
    "Optimystic Prime"
    2000 Bayliner 2855 Ciera Sunbridge
    Anacortes, WA

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    You should check with thisthis company. It may nr a good place to start.

    http://www.tohatsu.com/outboards/5_4...xoCm44QAvD_BwE
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      https://onlineoutboards.com/tohatsu-...ard-motor.html
      Esteban
      Huntington Beach, California
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        "optimist_prime" post=819158 wrote:
        If we get a regular gas powered outboard, then we're carrying messy gas cans somewhere in the boat... But camping experience with the propane canisters has also shown they sometimes leak. Opinions?
        Whether you decide on gasoline or propane, the gas cans or propane bottles should be carried in a well ventilated area, with no chance of leaking fumes making it into the engine compartment. In a way, this is what I prefer gasoline: a plastic gas can can be strapped down in a safe location on the swim step.

        Here's a good article: http://theteakrail.com/the-best-outboard-dinghy-motor/
        1999 3788, Cummins 270 "Freedom"
        2013 Boston Whaler 130 SS
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          #5
          I have a Lehr propane outboard for sale. See:

          https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bpo/6228807788.html

          Our experience is that a small canister will last up to

          an hour depending on how hard you're running it.

          We used a https://www.westmarine.com/buy/lehr-...tank--15043656

          and it would go for quite a long time. Again, depending

          on how hard you run it.
          1994 2859 in Tacoma, WA
          7.4 Mercruiser
          Still learning about other systems
          and specs.

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