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Old 09-11-2006, 06:17   #16
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As an owner of a single engine cat, I would also agree that two engines are somewhat better than one. But, in your price range I wouldn't let that be a major deciding factor. There just aren't many options for twin engines at that price. I would let seaworthiness of the design and equipment and the condition of the boat dictate my choice rather that the number of engines. After all, having two problem engines is worse than one good one.

If looking at endeavour or island packet cats, just realize that they are more like power boats that have a mast on them rather than sailing vessels.

If you are limiting yourself to coastal work and the Bahamas, then a Gemini may be a good option. In your price range you could find a later model that is in good shape. They are built a little light, but with proper care they seem to do well enough.

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Hmm. You can have a pair of Yamaha 9.9 HT's total weight 106kg, or 2 Honda 20's , total weight 104 kg, or one Honda 50, at 96 kg.......... Then there is the Evinrude e-tech range, where the 60 weighs 109kg, and requires zero servicing for 3 years......

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Have never used the Honda's or the Evinrude.

Do they pull you up fast in reverse like the Yammy 9-9 , or do they just spin really fast and cavitate?


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