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Old 15 February 2010, 15:10   #1
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One or two whats your view

Iam sure you have been asked this before but if money was no problem what would you have one single engine or twin engines and why?
looking at getting a 5.8 rib but cannot make my mind up i know twin will cost more . iam looking at suzi 140 or suzi twin 60 not interested in top end speed done that looking at more cruising and for safety , if go with 140 than have to have a aux which then flaps about or straped on to floor or again where do you put yours

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Twins if money was no problem, with twin independent tanks with the ability to switch over, the same for the batteries.
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Iam sure you have been asked this before but if money was no problem what would you have one single engine or twin engines and why?
Indeed its been discussed many times so put the kettle on, use the search tool, and spend the next 3 or 4 hours reading the debate on both sides of the argument. When you do bear in mind that what seems 'essential' to someone on Harris with rescue a long way off might be overkill in the Solent with a seastart breakdown package only a call away.
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Twins if money was no problem, with twin independent tanks with the ability to switch over, the same for the batteries.
Thanks chewy have spec twin tanks and twin batteries if i go down the road of twins i believe the new 60 are really good
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Thanks chewy have spec twin tanks and twin batteries if i go down the road of twins i believe the new 60 are really good
Is money no problem. On the down side its going to cost you twice as much to service and more to run than a single larger outboard.
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Indeed its been discussed many times so put the kettle on, use the search tool, and spend the next 3 or 4 hours reading the debate on both sides of the argument. When you do bear in mind that what seems 'essential' to someone on Harris with rescue a long way off might be overkill in the Solent with a seastart breakdown package only a call away.
Hi Polwart thanks been reading them just trying to find out what most people would like if they have a choice and why.
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Is money no problem. On the down side its going to cost you twice as much to service and more to run than a single larger outboard.
I love a Twins/Single Thread. It's the Redhead/Blonde argument - there's no satisfactory answer.

Small twins don't cost twice as much to service/run as a big single. They do cost more overall of course. But add in the service cost on your auxie and deduct some discount for bringing the gadge two (small) engines (this has worked for me).

It's not a cost decided issue though, and on the couple of occasions that I've had engine issues, I was glad of the other 90 sat there.

It's your call
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I love a Twins/Single Thread. It's the Redhead/Blonde argument - there's no satisfactory answer.
Stupid boy, can't beat a fiery redhead. Have you seen that one on Emmerdale!

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Small twins don't cost twice as much to service/run as a big single.
Whats the difference in cost?
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Is money no problem. On the down side its going to cost you twice as much to service and more to run than a single larger outboard.

Yes i know trying to work out if it is worth it ,you would think it would be easy to spec a new boat aghhhhhhhhhhhh just want to get it right ,30k got t get it right or i will never hear the end of it from the wife lol
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Yes i know trying to work out if it is worth it ,you would think it would be easy to spec a new boat aghhhhhhhhhhhh just want to get it right ,30k got t get it right or i will never hear the end of it from the wife lol
What size boat are you speccing etc.
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