Time to get serious, daysailer shopping in Cruising Anarchy Posted 3 hours ago On 3/3/2021 at 2:18 PM, BayRacer said: Not going to criticize, boat buying is part objective, part emotional. Good luck with the trip. Had a friend who had an O'day (25?) that had the OMC engine. Parts were difficult at best to source. It worked until it didn't, and replaced with outboard. Forget exact details, but somehow ended up with gas in the bilge as last straw. Not a comfortable feeling. Personally, I wouldn't get a sailboat with a gas engine other than an outboard, but I realize that is my subjective bias and there are plenty of gasoline boats that never have a problem. Well I gave up on the phone tag, not sure why he hasn't called back. In the meantime I found a few other 7.3's with outboards, one with a trailer. So on it goes.