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BigWadeS

Outboard vs Inboard

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I am trying to find out information on the main differences between an outboard vs inboard motor. I am starting to research boats new and used and our previous one was an outboard, but I am seeing more and more I/O on the market.

I am sure there are pros and cons and would like to hear what everyone has to say about them. By the way no brand specific general overview is fine! Also, please try to justify your reasoning as I am leaning one way now, but that might change. Thanks in advance

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with a out board you can drive wot all day long and it wont hurt it a bit but with an inboard you cant drive wot for long it would be like flooring your car.. so if you do choose to get an inboard make sure you get one that goes the speed you like at 1/2 to 3/4 throttle

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outboards are not being made on run abouts much anymore becase of the price difference. if you compare the same boat with a outboard vs a inboard, its at least 4k more for the outboard. I personally would take a outboard over in inboard, becuase of the maintanice and the winterization!

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Bass --- Good points, but I have an inboard (4.3 Volvo) and maintenence / winterization isn't bad -- I winterize myself every year...granted it takes an hour or two, but not difficult. I'm a fan of both, for different reasons. What it's being used for should play a primary factor in the decision also.

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ya, i understand where your coming from, but if people dont have the time to do that on there own, then you see the difference in price from outboard to inboard

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