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Old 04-09-2021, 03:29 PM
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Anyone know the story? I know there's the one in Bahamas but outboards on a Tiger? I'd like to see the project though.



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Old 04-09-2021, 04:33 PM
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Pardon my saying so, but that is criminal in my humble opinion. The whole fun of the Cigarette boats are the old school engines.
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Pardon my saying so, but that is criminal in my humble opinion. The whole fun of the Cigarette boats are the old school engines.

I actually agree. But I'd still like to see the project and how it comes out and hear how it runs with what power, etc.
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Same here interested to see how it goes. I wonder what the benefits are too as I understand the outboard engines can cost $45,000 a piece vs maybe $50K to $60K for the inboard engines. Considering everyone seems to put 4-5 engines on a boat that’s a lot of money vs the old school way. I guess the long term benefits are less gas? And less maintenance? I’m not sure.
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my next boat gets outboards. no questions. not dealing with this engine bay crap any more. way more room, more storage, more efficiency, more maneuverability. more serviceability. I'm too old for this crap.
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first off, its todd cimino, the idiot that ran hawk marine/engines into the ground... i tend to think its going to project purgatory.... he bought the tiger that the other french canadian thief on here used to own...
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my next boat gets outboards. no questions. not dealing with this engine bay crap any more. way more room, more storage, more efficiency, more maneuverability. more serviceability. I'm too old for this crap.
I understand, but wouldn’t it make sense to go the center console route. A boat specifically made for outboards. Hell you could even put a SeaKeeper on it and everything, but to do that to a regular Cigarette boat. I would just sell it first and buy a new boat if that were the way I wanted to go.
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first off, its todd cimino, the idiot that ran hawk marine/engines into the ground... i tend to think its going to project purgatory.... he bought the tiger that the other french canadian thief on here used to own...
Too old?
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I'm kind of sorry to see when these things are converted. They lose a certain nostalgia and there are just fewer and fewer IO go-fast boats being made.

***Posted by a guy who was on the verge of a tantrum putting 2 new fuel pumps in his boat this evening.....

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I understand, but wouldn’t it make sense to go the center console route. A boat specifically made for outboards. Hell you could even put a SeaKeeper on it and everything, but to do that to a regular Cigarette boat. I would just sell it first and buy a new boat if that were the way I wanted to go.
I've been on center consoles - not my thing. Currently looking at something like a Monterey 305ss to replace my Formula 292. But, given that I replaced both engines last winter and put new imco external steering on it 4 months ago, I plan to keep it at least another 4-5 years. (and broke my wrist in the process) I'd like to move to something even bigger than the 305, but everyone wants to go wider, and my garage door is only 10' wide... but... I guess that could change for the right boat... after all the engine issues I had and then replacing of them, etc. etc. I just know that an engine that hangs off the back is 100x easier for maintenance and any kind of work. or hey just swap them out in an hour. (of course now they are rock solid... I do all my own work).

The go-fast's look better, sleeker, and I love a big sundeck... but boat engines are a hassle enough without adding a bilge in the mix. and the cargo room you gain is amazing...
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