My own boat, somewhat similar to the Vega, was not built to accommodate an inboard, but had room for a seagull outboard in a well. Needless to say I am not using that. The former owner, an engineer
, built a nice hoist for the outboard and it works fairly well. I don't have too much trouble with it coming out of the water
. I am one of the few weird ones who likes not having an inboard with through-hulls, noise
, smell, maintenance
; though they are very convenient I confess. In our (smaller) boats, the more space inside you can get, the better, especially for cruising! I do not like the look, and weight aft, of the outboard hanging on the transom but it is a necessary evil. Would the boat be worth more with a good working inboard, yes. Me, I am fine with my set-up, because if there is any wind
, the engine
is up, clear of the water
and I am sailing.