What made you decide on 1 or 2 engines?
I am still researching and looking for my next rib.
It will be between 7-8.5m in length.
I have seen configurations of twin 115, twin 150, single 225, and single 300. The twin 150 seemed to be the most popular. I currently have a Yamaha on my 4m, and am very happy with that engine.
I like the idea of twins for a few different reasons.
If one engine breaks while out on the water, you have another to get you home.
With two engines you have fantastic maneuverability in tight places at low speeds.
Although i have never owned a twin screwed boat, i believe you can probably level the boat out without trim tabs, by just adjusting tilt and trim on each individual engine.
Not sure, but kind of wondering if engines are not run as high of rpm to achieve same cruising speed when you have twins? If this is true, probably less wear and tear when run at lower rpms?
The last reason i like twins, is because it looks sexy as hell!
I would appreciate any and all constructive opinions.