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Cruising World has an item on a new line of propane-fueled outboards. Available in 2.5 and 5.0 HP models; only the 5HP model is available in a sailboat-friendly long shaft. The article indicates that the energy in a 20-pound propane tank is about equivalent to 5 gallons of gasoline.
Besides cleaner emissions, I see a couple advantages to this fuel.
Am I missing anything? Do others feel like this is a neat new product, or just hype?
I checked out the link - this looks really good. I used propane powered 12hp generator at work for years it was top class. Also I ran a Renault 18 station-wagon [pick-up]for several high-milage years maybe the best thing I ever drove...
Yeah, the "20lb propane ~= 5 gal gas" figure was kind of offhand in the article and I didn't know how accurate it was. It seemed surprising - if it really offers that much better energy density, why would we be "discovering" propane so late?