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 Post subject: Propane Outboard
PostPosted: 05 Sep 2016, 21:04 
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I ran across this today by accident while pricing small outboards. I'm not very up to date on this kind of thing and propane outboards are new to me. I'm wondering what people think about them.

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 Post subject: Propane Outboard
PostPosted: 06 Sep 2016, 10:00 
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That's pretty damned cool...2.5 hp can run an hour at 5000 rpm on a little green camping propane bottle!

The 15hp model weighs less than a 15hp electric start + battery, but requires a propane tank on board which weighs much more than a plastic gas can...performance will probably be about the same judging by the power/weight of the comparable setups.



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 Post subject: Propane Outboard
PostPosted: 06 Sep 2016, 11:48 
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53% unfavorable rating on Amazon.

Looks good on paper and theory, but appears they failed on execution (quality of the product).



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 Post subject: Propane Outboard
PostPosted: 06 Sep 2016, 11:51 
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You should check into the cost to run it compared to gas. I think I read that they are less efficient per $ of fuel cost. Plus I would see it as less convenient refueling.
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PostPosted: 06 Sep 2016, 19:31 
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