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Old 12-18-2011, 01:15 PM
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Assuming both packages would cost the same and run the same speed, which would most people want and be better for sales. Let's say the boat is a 30' cat and the engines are twin mercury 6.2's/bravos, vs. single 525/xr's.
Go for the twin engine setup, you'll never regret it.

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Old 12-18-2011, 01:18 PM
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Go for the twin engine setup, you'll never regret it.

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Except at rebuild and maintenance time.
(especially if its not stagggered)


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Except at rebuild and maintenance time.
(especially if its not stagggered)


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UD when did you last see a cat with staggered motors or, with motors so close together that you could not work on them?
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In my opinion...any thing beyond 24' deep v for offshore you go twins....just can't build enough reliable torque with a single.

Having both props working for you in the rough stuff makes a difference.
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In my opinion...any thing beyond 24' deep v for offshore you go twins....just can't build enough reliable torque with a single.

Having both props working for you in the rough stuff makes a difference.
Not sure I agree, you are leaving out half the equation.
the other half is weight .

its power to weight.

I have oodles of reliable torque & relatively light weight.


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Old 12-18-2011, 01:59 PM
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Except at rebuild and maintenance time.
(especially if its not stagggered)
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I'll stand corrected with his reply.
I was referring to the performance, ability to limp in on a single drive, and most importantly resale.

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I'll stand corrected with his reply.
I was referring to the performance, ability to limp in on a single drive, and most importantly resale.

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Agreed - Limp in is nice.

Resale is relative here in So Cal.

Bigger up front on either end hold ups well.

High end big premium power big singles hold their value well, and sell quicker as many more guys can "play."

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Not sure I agree, you are leaving out half the equation.
the other half is weight .

its power to weight.

I have oodles of reliable torque & relatively light weight.


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+1 and add to that hull design.

My 30 Superboat (32 LOA) is as fast as my 31 Formula (33LOA) was with one of the engines from it. Of course I lost a lot of "Pleather" and a fridge too
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Resale is relative here in So Cal.
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It ain't quite like that in Texas.
I really couldn't think of any of my bud's who'd go for a single engined 30' cat.
Heck, I've been looking at an older 23 Eliminator wide body factory triple OB that was converted to a twin OB but still packing the triple set gauges in the dash. I'll only make an offer if I can find another motor to match the 2 and haven't had any luck. OMG those outboard guys are proud of their 2.5 EFI offshore OB's even at their age.
All I know is what a wicked river/lake boat this would be.

I guess it's the old Texas mindset, bigger is always better LOL!!!

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Twins if you boat on open water. I have benefited from being able to limp home single engine on a couple occasions.
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