Re: what 9.9 4 stroke will fit into the cockpit well???
I use a Johnshon 7.5 hp (2 stroke) and it fits just fine in the well. It also provides enough power to push me along in strong currents and wind. I have mounted my outboard on the back of a friend's San Juan 24 and could hardly hear it when it was running. Another sailing friend just bought a Honda 8 hp (4 stroke) but he has mounted it on the transom so I don't know if it will fit in the well. His Honda pushes his C26 with no effort.