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Old 16 February 2011, 13:18   #1
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i/o diesel verus outboards

researching my next rib, and leaning towards a used Zodiac Hurricane 733.

i would love to hear anyone's opinion on the pros and cons of the i/o diesel versus the twin outboard engines..

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Old 16 February 2011, 15:43   #2
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twin OBM

Twin OBMs would give you A lot more room for "pickin up chicks" And stuff. I/O Diesel takes up A lot of deck space.
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Old 16 February 2011, 15:59   #3
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Alpha,

it appears as though you have the diesel. mind if i ask why you went with that versus the outboards?
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The rumble of a diesel is very reassuring and cheaper to run for u this side f the pond. I disagree about the lack of space with inboard ribs. We have massive engine bay which is a perfect sun bed!

Twin outboards will give better performance ( generally)
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Twins

I like my diesel boat she has been good to me.The reason I have this particuler boat is because it was at auction and it just worked out that way.If I could afford it I would have A 733 with the twin 150 set up.The boat would also have twin radios.Twin gps chartplotters. Next trip with A-WOL will be to Marathon humps west...will be taking my girl friend and her twin sister.
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Twin OBMs would give you A lot more room for "pickin up chicks" And stuff. I/O Diesel takes up A lot of deck space.
the deck space is still there, just a bit higher
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I agree, if planned properly there is no loss of deck space.
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the deck space is still there, just a bit higher
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Marathon humps west...will be taking my girl friend and her twin sister.
Think you need a cabin.
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ok, thx for the input.
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