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    Toxic FORMULA Platinum Member mopower's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1989 Formula SR-1 272 t/540's
    Join Date
    May 2002
    pitman nj

    Re: Outboards vs I/O Is a change coming again?

    Quote Originally Posted by ToTheMax
    Bring back the Johnson/Evinrude 300hp V8!
    Hey , if nothing else , they looked awesome
    There's a cat with three of them that uses the ramp where I launch. Looks BAD AZZ
    And YES I would go back to OBs and give up my 540s , especially this time o year. You can wait till the last minute to winterize and not worry about freezing. My last outboard , I was out in December in Jersey.
    Last edited by mopower; 10-29-2006 at 01:59 PM.
    You can never have too much horsepower or money...It's just hard to have both.

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    Registered tripps's Avatar
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    Mar 2001
    babylon,NY 11702-4116

    Re: Outboards vs I/O Is a change coming again?

    All i can say is i'll never crawl in a bilge again!! and not cause i won the lottery or quit boating.OBs anytime

  3. #13
    My Boats:
    1989 Chaparral Villain III
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Wichita, KS

    Re: Outboards vs I/O Is a change coming again?

    Several good points here:

    1) Cost for off the shelf - $20k for a 250ob or same money for alot more I/O power.

    2) Cost for build your own - $20k would get a buy a rebuild Bravo and a 600hp crate based 502 with gas money left over.

    3) Room - no denying in a shorter boat the OB's free up precious room for seating, storage, cuddy, etc.

    4) Sound - IMHO, nothing sounds better than an open exhaust BBC - pure music for the soul.

    5) Clean lines - the back end of an I/O is much nicer when floating or lined up at party cove.

  4. #14
    My Boats:
    93 redline 28'cat 280s
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Gallatin Tennessee

    Re: Outboards vs I/O Is a change coming again?

    I think they are.

    bang for the buck you cant beat o/b's.

    My twin 280 ob cat is fuel efficient and very easy to work on.

    My next cat will have twin mercurys 300xs. They have a better warranty than the 280's haha.

    i/o boats are sweet but a pain to work on (32 skater illmors rebuild sucked) crane to lift motors out so on so on. I use my car engine hoist to pull my o/b powerheads.

    my 2 cents.

  5. #15
    Registered DENNYB's Avatar
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    Checkmate Marine Admin
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    Feb 2003
    Western, MI, Bucyrus, Ohio

    Re: Outboards vs I/O Is a change coming again?

    Will we see more Boat Building Manufacturers of today set the style of the rear transoms to accommodate the High Performing Outboards?
    We are having some good feed back. I certainly do not see a problem. It is an advantage to the builder and the offer to a Boat Buyer to have a choice.

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