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Propulsion (2): Cruise n’ Carry 2.7 HP Gas Engine

I bought this engine over two decades ago for use on my canoes; it has seen a lot of usage.  Built in Japan it is a titan for a 2.7 hp, air-cooled, ultralight motor.  On smaller boats a litre of fuel (mix 1:25) lasts about 9 miles.  I don’t know what it will do on this row boat, but I will find out as soon as the water opens in spring (late May).  What I do know is that it is a very noisy engine, in large part due to the vibrations that it sets up in the hull.  Nevertheless, in the north, where there is no place to recharge a marine battery, it reliably takes you a long way on very little fuel, especially at a slow speed…

Cruise n’ Carry, 2-cycle, air cooled gas engine (least favourite):

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