Re: Why twin outboards?
Outboards are mounted closer together --24 inches on center is typical--or just enough so the cowlings can be removed from either-- so they don't provide the same ability to spin a boat as twin inboards. Being aft of the transom, instead of forward, also weakens their usefulness in close quarters, compared to inboards. But for all that, you can oppose the two engines and enhance your maneuverability around the dock to a point that's better than just one OB. Power cats are an exception.
Last edited by Breakaway; 06-05-2010 at 10:45 PM.
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