I haven't been too active on CF for awhile but when I saw this tread I had to read it from the beginning. I am so happy for you on your purchase
, a boat that will run at wind
speed and didn't break the bank. You are going to have a lot of fun this Spring, please keep us posted. I know your tri will just rip it up in that area, overtaking many others, I'm just waiting to hear all about it.
I know your a little bummed about the added weight of two outboards, but as a single
hander I believe the weight penalty will be more than offset by the maneuvering precision you will have when coming back to your dock
. If both outboards are running good and aren't over propped so that you can slip them in and out of gear
both forward and reverse at idle, you will be able to do amazing single handed docking
. If they don't allow going into gear
at idle without stalling and they have a good tune, try a finer pitch
prop. The concept
of being able to go from forward to astern propulsion
at idle on both engines, as needed to maneuver, will make life easy for you.