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  1. ReelHunter

    ReelHunter Senior Refuge Member

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    twins for an offshore outboard is overrated these days...
     
  2. Clark

    Clark Elite Refuge Member

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    Wow. My experience is that twins are not overrated when the single quits.
    I've been offshore with a dead single engine a few times. Once 30 miles out in good weather, no problem, just 4 hours of waiting for Sea Tow. Once inshore in moderate weather, shallow enough to anchor, Sea Tow got there in an hour and no injuries other than a very seasick crew. Once in not so good weather resulted in a capsized vessel with 3 of us in the water and I'm very lucky to be here - twins looked like a great idea at that point! I've also been offshore of the big rock with twins when one motor quit - 7 hours home on the starboard at 6 kts beats waiting for a tow at best or risking the vessel/souls at worst. I've cut short a couple more trips for safety reasons when the single motor was not 'right' that would have been salvaged with twins.
    I am more conservative in my old age and try to avoid situations where I think I will lose the boat (and me) if the motor quits at the wrong time, but there are still a couple of times a year when I'll be in serious trouble if the single engine quits - although this is now more likely to be duck hunting the coastal sounds than offshore fishing.
     
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  3. ReelHunter

    ReelHunter Senior Refuge Member

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    Yea I've been there too limping home.
     
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    obx-dux Elite Refuge Member

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    >>Have limped in from offshore on a single motor w/steering problems. Been fortunate during duck season. have helped several; we have cell phones these days.
     
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  5. IrvingForbes

    IrvingForbes Elite Refuge Member

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    Offshore trip from Murrells Inlet.
     
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    IrvingForbes Elite Refuge Member

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    Clark Elite Refuge Member

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    3.8 on a 25'! Beats what I get on my 23' with a 200.
     
  8. IrvingForbes

    IrvingForbes Elite Refuge Member

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    IMG_20200717_164753_394.jpg On the drawing board. 39' IMG_20200717_164753_394.jpg
     
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    IrvingForbes Elite Refuge Member

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    In the shop. 27' with 300 hp Suzuki. 20200717_143602.jpg
     
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    IrvingForbes Elite Refuge Member

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    26'.
     
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