New outboard- want opinions

Discussion in 'Dinghies' started by Pirate Lady, Aug 12, 2022.

  1. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Need to clarify. Land gas stations all have ethanol. Marina gas docks sell non ethanol. I take my 1 gallon gas can to the gas dock and get gas for the outboard there.
     
  2. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    Previously the wife wanted a dinghy with a steering wheel. She changed her mind, but still wanted something easier to use. So I electrified our dinghy. Went with a torqeedo and it is incredible. Dead silent, you can hear the water lapping off the dinghy which is great. We did our normal evening trip, met some dinghy friends halfway through and tied up to them. I pulled them back to there dock so that we could chat in silence and still had 66% battery remaining. And the control of the electric motor is phenomenal. I wasn’t expecting that aspect, but switching from forward to reverse and being able to take the rpm down to 50rpm or so gives you incredible control, even with a tiller steer.
     
  3. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
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    Not a photoshop. I am told there is a video of it running but I can’t find it.
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2022
  4. Phil S

    Phil S Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2020
    Taxachusetts
    Former 2004 300DA
    5.0 MPIs and Bravo IIIs
    New boat incoming
    Sundolphin 9-foot Tender
    9.9hp Mercury OB
    Yikes -- didn't even use PT ?
     
  5. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    What’s PT? I mean outside of gym class and basic training.
     
  6. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Me, this morning, have I mentioned I retired…
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    OH, while doing this, I got a call from ‘work’ asking how to fix a problem.
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    Last edited: Sep 21, 2022
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  7. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    Happy wife.
     

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  8. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Good for her. Mine won’t touch the handle. We been boating 30 years and she still refuses to drive anything.
    She will get under boat in low 40 deg to scrape and paint. Just wont drive.
     
  9. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    That was part of the deal for splurging on the electric motor. I wanted a break from being captain.
     
  10. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    I cant even get mine to maintain a heading at 6mph in a speed zone while I go below to pee.
     
  11. Phil S

    Phil S Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2020
    Taxachusetts
    Former 2004 300DA
    5.0 MPIs and Bravo IIIs
    New boat incoming
    Sundolphin 9-foot Tender
    9.9hp Mercury OB
    Pressure treated :cool:
     
  12. Phil S

    Phil S Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2020
    Taxachusetts
    Former 2004 300DA
    5.0 MPIs and Bravo IIIs
    New boat incoming
    Sundolphin 9-foot Tender
    9.9hp Mercury OB
    No auto pilot? C'mon let's get serious o_O
     
  13. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    It’s got a clip to lock it.
     
  14. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Just fyi, I ordered a cowling / head cover from Ocean South, came today, Nice, felt lined, UV and waterproof. Elastic hem. $30 for my 2.5 up to about $100 for the big boys.
    Recommend.
     
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