I have just started at looking into getting a boat and have a question on what the advantages and disadvantages of inboard motors vs. outboards motors are. I understand that inboards are basically car engines - which I've always pretty handy with, so that seems like it would be an advantage. But I have no idea how they transfer power to the prop and how they actually operate, so maybe that is more complicated than outboards. Suggestions?
By the way, I am looking at aluminum boats similar to Hewescraft type boats in the 18-22 foot range. I have seen them with everything from 15 hp 2 stroke outboards, up to 150 outboards, to 200 + HP inboards.
Thanks in advance.