Not sure if this will fly or not, but just thought I'd ask since it is fishing related and a lot of you own and operate this type of machinery. However, if this thread gets moved or deleted it won't hurt my feelings.
Years ago, I had a 26' Farallon , full electronics, with the Volvo I/O diesel and Duoprop. It was one great fishing machine and I, to this very day, miss it terribly...
....a divorce does some very bad things to you....
For the past several years, especially since most outboards are four strokes they seem to have taken over a large share of the power plants smaller boats are using. I was just wondering, why? Is it because of the lighter weight of the outboard? Are the outboards less expensive? I can see the advantage of having twin outboards, but still, I always felt the diesel was the better way to go. I guess it's more of personal issue, but I've never cared for the extra "length" at the end of the transom due to an outboard engine.
Feel free to jump in and educate me because I feel that I've missed something.