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Old 12-06-2005, 05:48 PM
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I'm not doubting you, but I still don't understand. If you can run the same X without lowering the engine, why would it be faster?
The engines do sit lower in relation to the top of the boat not in relation to their reference to the bottom. As you move the engines towards the center the dead rise being anything other than ZERO means they will have to go downward as they go inward.

All this adds up to is that the vertical center of gravity is lower than a side by side but the lateral center of gravity is further forward than a side by side. Better turning, more level ride in the rough.

This is better for rough water conditions but may not be any faster in smooth water if the boat does not like a farther forward CG. Sometimes the difference in top speed is only 1-2 mph but the rough is way faster as the boat feels more stable. Confidence equals speed in a lot of cases.

Docking is more difficult with a stagger but working on the engines is far easier.
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Old 12-06-2005, 06:01 PM
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Docking is more difficult with a stagger but working on the engines is far easier.
I've heard this alot. Just leave one drive in neutral and dock like a single engine rig using steering wheel ILO both shifters.
Works good.
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no trouble docking at all.
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Old 12-06-2005, 06:22 PM
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Unless The Props Turn In . Then It's A Whole Different World !!!
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Old 12-06-2005, 06:26 PM
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Cool Info I was just tallking about this topic with a buddy last week.

Bottom line is.... Is it worth it? Do you pay much more $$ for staggered vs sbs?
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Old 12-06-2005, 06:31 PM
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My 33' Race Powerplay is a full stagger, with props turning in and it's a piece of cake to dock. It surprised me the first time I tried to dock it. I'm not the best driver either.
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Old 12-06-2005, 09:16 PM
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exactly
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Old 12-06-2005, 09:37 PM
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if you have a cabin in the boat it may go slower!

the bottom line is have the manufacture back up what they say it will do...if they tell you 95, then hold them to it....no BS! NO ideal conditions w/6K props it would....
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and they look cool staggered what else matters
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