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? adout twin inboard motors

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I'm looking into buying a boat for the big lake and I've run across several with twin Inboards. I was wondering what the advantages and disadvantages of twin motors are, and if you can shut one engine down when your trolling for less speed.

I know there probably dumb questions but I was hoping some of you could help me out. Thanks smile.gif

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Twin screws:

Advantages, Having two engines on big water just for safety is one.

Yes you troll with one engine. You can also negotiate in very tight places with a twin screw. Say you want to make a hard turn to port. You reverse the port side and forward on the starboard. Your not dependent on forward motion like you would with one drive, now your pivoting with two drives.

Another advantage or more like a necessary, you just need the hp just to get up an go.

Disadvantage, twice the upkeep, kinda. Your really not getting the hours on both engines because you only use one when trolling but still you have two to keep up. Plus you have two drives to maintain.

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