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Old 30 August 2013, 14:01   #1
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Country: Canada
Town: Quebec
Boat name: Rescue 06
Make: Hurricane
Length: 7m +
Engine: Twin 175 Outboard
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Powerful motor for small towing vessel

I've worked for a 3-4 years with outboard motors now as an operator but I know very little of how each motor actually stand up to each other as i've only ever worked with two models (Mercury 150hp optimax, Evinrude 175hp). I found the mercury would be sensible to long idle runs and haven't had that many problems with evinrudes.

I'm now looking to buy motor(s) for a small towing vessel (22' airsolid). Which is more reliable (looking at mercury, evinrude, yamaha, suzuki, honda)? Should I go twins? I'm thinking buying a bigger single engine and an emergency one might be a cheaper option.

I know its a big question so I'm not expecting too much but if any of you lads want to share your experience, I'd love to read!

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