OK, so I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I can't find it on the search. So I'm hoping you all can help me out with your recomendations.
My wife gave me the OK to get a new boat for next summer. But, I'm going back and forth between an I/O vs. an outboard. Everyone tells me to go with an outboard due to reliablity. However, I like knowing that I could work on an inboard if need be. I've also heard that it is cheaper to replace an inboard motor and outdrive for cheaper than it is an entire outboard.
Here's what I know:
Thanks in advance for any recomendations!
- I'm getting an alluminum 22-26 foot ocean boat
- Considering Boulton or Wooldridge (Wooldridge told me they don't do I/O's on their ocean boats)
- The room the dog house takes up with an I/O won't bother me
- Boat will be used for fishing, but more often for family outings