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Old 05-08-2009, 05:02 PM
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What are all the reasons to stagger engines?

To center the weight
To get the props closer to the center of the boat and thus to allow more of the boat to be out of the water

Are these true? Any others?
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Do any use universal joints?
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also lowers the center of gravity.


bonus reason . . . easier to work on

something to note, it is not as effective on boats shorter than about 35 feet.
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Do any use universal joints?
Do you mean drive shaft?
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something to note, it is not as effective on boats shorter than about 35 feet.
Is this proven?
how about a short stagger.
I keep thinking of a twin sbc 28-30ft, possible short stagger.
But would the benefits be there? Trade off for a smaller cockpit?
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so when is someone going to try out that new v-16 in a 30+ ft boat instead of staggering?
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No one mentioned; A very cool rooster tail!
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I think the shortest boat Cigarette will stagger is their 39. Anybody else know of a full staggered boat shorter than that?
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Apache did a 36
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I thought there were some mirage 29s.
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