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    Default 557 hp outboard

    How big can outboards be? There is a company making a 557 hp outboard that weighs 1,000 lbs.(they are a little pricey though $68,900). Here is a link to their website http://www.seven-marine.com/motors/technology/ and a youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZaQgQIUt8w

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    There is a several page thread in the power boating forum if you want to read about it. I don't know how to post a link so you will have to search for it.

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    It's a small block chevy, 6.2 liter if I remember right. if you go to thehulltruth.com you can find lots of posts on it. There's a 557HP and one just a tad smaller. Theory is less drag in the water than running triples and same power

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiak kid View Post
    There is a several page thread in the power boating forum if you want to read about it. I don't know how to post a link so you will have to search for it.
    Thanks. I should have looked/posted there first

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    What is the object of having an outboard vs inboard? I thought the inboards are more efficient and easier to work on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARTSBEST View Post
    What is the object of having an outboard vs inboard? I thought the inboards are more efficient and easier to work on?
    You're opening a HUGE can of worms with that one...

    One positive is that you don't have to winterize an outboard like you do with an inboard. I have also been told by some that you can keep a spare one in your garage and quickly swap it out if you have problems so you don't lose any fishing time.
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