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Old 12-18-2011, 07:32 PM
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Twin OB's. You really can't hurt the OB's with Smartcraft these days. They stop themselves before anything gets hurt. Too many RPMS, alarm goes off. Go through a sharp turn and lose H2O pressure on one side for a sec, alarm goes off. Really bullet proof 100+ mph packages.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:02 PM
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bottom line the only reason i have a single is because i can't afford twins
Holy sheep sh1 t gene... Thin out the herd and I bet u could have a twin easily ....

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Old 12-18-2011, 08:23 PM
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depends on what you want. If your talking same speed I would go with a single. I have twins and there cool but at the same time it hurts the wallet.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:32 PM
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with these tough times i have down to just the mach 1
( it was the wifes idea big surprise )
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:44 PM
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depends on what you want. If your talking same speed I would go with a single. I have twins and there cool but at the same time it hurts the wallet.
I'm for single as well, for the wallet reason...I mean how often do you guys actually break down?

HOWEVER if I would afford it, twins would be cool. Assuming all things being equal though there is nothing wrong with a single.

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Old 12-18-2011, 09:19 PM
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at least with twins you get the pleasure of double the repair bill seems like when 1 motor has a problem the other is not far away count on it
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:20 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.
You can have both. IMCO has a dual drive gear splitter for a single engine. You'll need more than a 525 though unless the boat is under 28' or so.
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:24 PM
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I think DCB is actually doing something with that.... either in an M31 or F32.. not sure which model......
Don't think it would be the M31 as it's a true tunnel cat.
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a 30' cat with a single will b unreliable on drive.

never seen a 30' performance cat with a single but i would suspect u could end up looking like a fool around the docks vs. a hero with some egg beaters on back.
You don't remember the 30' Cobra Terminators built by Peter Casini in NJ? I think they won two WCs with single engines back in the day. I'm sure there are guys here who have raced them or had them for pleasureboats.
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:59 PM
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You don't remember the 30' Cobra Terminators built by Peter Casini in NJ? I think they won two WCs with single engines back in the day. I'm sure there are guys here who have raced them or had them for pleasureboats.
should have said been in one...but. point is; it's far less than optimal for an offshore boat with todays knowledge and technology.
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