View Poll Results: What is your opinion on outboard powered boats?
They are cool and look and sound sexy
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They suck and are a poormans way of going fast and belong on bass boats
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I don't care
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Old 11-20-2005, 02:18 PM
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What is your opinion of outboard powered boats, as far as speed goes?
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Old 11-20-2005, 02:30 PM
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i think they are a reliable, effecient, weight saving power for lighter boats. great for a lakeor river , but in the ocean would rather have the weight of 2 or three stern drive setups
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I like mine.. I would have voted that way but must vote for allan

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Old 11-20-2005, 03:35 PM
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i have a pair of 300's. they take a little getting used to. sound funny, smoke when you first start them. cant beat the speed they produce but they ARE thirsty
 
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packinair-a lil stern heavy?
i got a 235 rude on my 18 check....always starts up when my dads big cig wont
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Old 11-20-2005, 04:14 PM
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They may be thirsty, but nothing like a pair of big blocks that it would take to make the same boat go just as fast. Plus, your cruise speed will be higher.

Now I am going to go winterize my boat. Since I have outboards, this is going to consist of taking the beer out of the cooler and putting the cover on.
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Old 11-20-2005, 04:48 PM
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We love the O/B set-up on our '05 26' Daytona. We previously had a '01 26' Daytona with the 575SCi (with the Arizona Speed and Marine 575 kit). Best speed 89.8 GPS. swinging a labbed 32 Bravo, 2 people, gear, stereo, etc.

Our '05 with the 300X's runs 112 GPS .........all conditions the same. Cruises 80 @ 5k and 100 @ 6k..... spinning 32 pitch 3 blade Metc cleavers..turning out.

A performance boat is going to have issues from time to time but at least when one of these has a problem the other gets us back. I do miss the noise of the big blocks though.

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Old 11-20-2005, 04:51 PM
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Ithink outboards are great on <30' speed boats or larger CC's. Intrepid put them on their new 47 which looks rediculous, but they get good performance out if it. I dont think they belong on bigger speed boats though.
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I had to vote as an I don't care. I've got one on my boat and it gets the job done. Would I like a stern drive? You bet, if for nothing other than the sound!
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Old 11-20-2005, 06:44 PM
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I have twin Promax 300s and I love them. No problems other than one gear case one time. I know some folks that have inboards and have problems every time they go out. I just gas and oil up and go for the most part....

The bigger boats need the the inboards but anything that can haul a$$ with outboards should run them. I must admit though that the sound of the inboards is much superior
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