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My engine is a Tohatsu 3.5 2-stroke… maybe I should worry less about it getting dunked?

I’m not paranoid about capsizing, in fact in five years of Wayfaring I have had only two capsizes- one of them when my old Mk1 was on its mooring, and I hadn’t bailed it for a few days; and the other due to water trapped in the buoyancy tank of my World, which destabilised the boat. I didn’t even get my socks wet on that occasion, as the boat rolled over quite lazily and I had time to climb onto the centreboard.

It doesn’t seem ideal to need to take the engine home and flush it through before being able to use it, though. If I ever do suffer a capsize I might well need the motor so that I can get home quickly.