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post #3 of Old 07-26-2011
tomperanteau
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Originally Posted by tommays View Post
The outboard is not going to stay in the water that well in harsh weather conditions
I second this. Man, do I ever second this.

Our first boat was a 26 footer with an outboard. Every time we went outside the breakwater and hit the 3-4 foot swells the prop would jump out of the water and cavitate, and it was a long shaft that was a good ways down in the water. I HATED that. Not only was it frustrating, because I would have to constantly throttle back so I didn't throw a piston through the side of the engine, but I could hardly enjoy motoring anywhere if we had to.

The second boat had in inboard diesel, and I would never go back after that. One of my first rules in buying any boat if I had to work my way up again, would me that it would have to have an inboard diesel. No inboard diesel? So sale!

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