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Old 12-19-2011, 02:32 AM
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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.
HUH???? Maybe in older heavier boats, but hardly any boats less than 28' even come with twins I/O's anymore.

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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.
They have made only a few of them and the one in the 35 Nordic kept having issues from what I was told.
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:08 AM
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How about a single merc 1350 and a #8 drive in a DCB 32?



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Weismann Marine is developing a twin prop surface drive that they rate at up to 1500hp. That will stop torque steer common to single engine boats.
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mmmm not so sure.....


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Thats great, now take a 30 predator or 30 Spectre with some decent small blocks in it, and that pretty boat with 600 lbs of gel on it will get spanked Especially in rough water
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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.

I couldn't agree more! A nice 30-32 foot Cat with 300XS motors and you would have a 100MPH boat that kicks azz all day long. Plus, you can run it at 100MPH all day with decent fuel consumption [far better than any other engine]. If your cruising you will get about 2.1 to 2.4 MPG.

I agree twin outboards are a bullet proof combination coupled with a 2 year warranty on the motors....with an optional additional 2 year extended plan. You then have 4 years of warrantied motors and you can drive it like you stole it.

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Thats great, now take a 30 predator or 30 Spectre with some decent small blocks in it, and that pretty boat with 600 lbs of gel on it will get spanked Especially in rough water
Well you take a 30-32ft Outboard powered boat and you will spank those small blocks like a White House intern. Plus, those high reving small blocks drink the fuel and never last like a BBC.

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P.S. Always makes me laugh when we smoke a big twin engine boat with our little 28ft Howard Sportdeck.
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Love wackers.

Curious without any closed loop cooling - when does salt water corrosion kill them in terms of years?


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A 30ft boat needs twins, period. No free lunches with a single engine. The money you spend on a high hp single will catch up fast to what it will cost to run twin stock power.......
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:35 PM
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A 30ft boat needs twins, period. No free lunches with a single engine. The money you spend on a high hp single will catch up fast to what it will cost to run twin stock power.......
I'm between twin 300xs outboards and scorpion 400's or mercury 525 stern drives, the 300 outboards and 400 scorpions will both be between 110-115mph and about the same price, or to go with the 525's and run in the 130-135 mph range and add about 25k. Predator has never put big blocks in the 32 yet.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:49 PM
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A 30ft boat needs twins, period. No free lunches with a single engine. The money you spend on a high hp single will catch up fast to what it will cost to run twin stock power.......
depends on what you want. and have money for. Alot of people dont feel the need to go beyond 55-60mph

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Old 12-19-2011, 03:14 PM
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depends on what you want. and have money for. Alot of people dont feel the need to go beyond 55-60mph
If that is case then this website is not for that person who wants to top out at 60mph. Hell, I want my 15' Boston Whaler to run 60 mph.

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[QUOTE=Smarty;3574676]If that is case then this website is not for that person who wants to top out at 60mph. Hell, I want my 15' Boston Whaler to run 60 mph.

should be easy....
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