formula's new outboard engine "crossover"

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this is awesome.









 

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hmm. think I'd rather have inboards. Swim platform is useable then, two less motors, only a prop and shaft hanging out under the boat. but, I can see the appeal. Lots more inside boat space too
 

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Outboards are nice in salt lake after environments for replacement purposes. For freshwater, I like the clean lines of an inboard/sterndrive.
 

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i think we're seeing a lot more outboards lately, even freshwater, because of their endless power options & combos, ease of maintenance, ease of replacement, fantastic efficiency, and great power.

seems only downsides are aesthetics, and not having a "real v8 growl"
 

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Hard to beat the maintenance of a small block or big block Chevy. It's just getting at stuff in a small bilge is a pain. Everything is out in the open on a outboard obviously.
 

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yeah that obvious part is what im talking about though :rofl: that's a huge huge huge deal.
 

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and not to mention, i think modern outboards have beat i/o's reliability-wise i'd say. it's insane what they can take and how infrequently they need service.
 

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etec g2's first scheduled service is 500 hours. there isn't an i/o anything that comes remotely close to even touching that
 

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I don't know. I agree with what Jared said. To me it looks to be useless and bulky.
 

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well i mean, it's 44' long, and 12' wide. yeah. kinda bulky.
 

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Hard to beat the maintenance of a small block or big block Chevy. It's just getting at stuff in a small bilge is a pain. Everything is out in the open on a outboard obviously.
40'+ is typically going to be an oil burner
 

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and pod drives FTW at that point too. it's got to be hard AF to dock that thing with the props all the way at the ass end. the center of rotation is so far back. even I/O would be horrible. inboards at least have the props under the boat
 

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and pod drives FTW at that point too. it's got to be hard AF to dock that thing with the props all the way at the ass end. the center of rotation is so far back. even I/O would be horrible. inboards at least have the props under the boat
probably has a thruster me thinks.

there are plenty of center consoles this size or even quite a bit bigger.
 

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Guarantee it has a bow thruster. Also guarantee it'll be straight baller in price and quality.
 

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