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    Question Lehr propane powered outboards?

    Saw the smaller 2.5 & 5hp versions at AM&DS last month. Now, Lehr is introducing a 9.9hp model.

    What do you think about these in Alaska? Any transport issues, propane availability in the bush, etc.

    http://blog.boats.com/2012/10/lehr-9...ale-boat-show/

    Thanx, Dave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluNosDav View Post
    Saw the smaller 2.5 & 5hp versions at AM&DS last month. Now, Lehr is introducing a 9.9hp model.

    What do you think about these in Alaska? Any transport issues, propane availability in the bush, etc.

    http://blog.boats.com/2012/10/lehr-9...ale-boat-show/

    Thanx, Dave.
    Interesting motor, but doesn't seem very practical for remote use, its not really big enough for a main power source other than a canoe or small skiff and getting propane filled at a village is probably doable. But if you had to carry extra it would get clunky quick and good luck at borrowing some to get home.

    I bought a composite fiberglass propane bottle a few years ago, and its almost impossible to get it filled here in Fairbanks, there are aluminum ones that would be lighter than steel......I guess the big question for me is ...why....? I think any of the current 10hp 4 strokes are pretty thrifty.
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