Wambam, I think smj and barnakiel gave you very good advice
re: outboards versus inboards.
All boats are a compromise. Perfection does not exist. Not with boats, nor life partners. Not with anything.
When looking for our last boat
, outboards were on our wish list, along with various other items. We could not find any boat
that hit all the items on our wish list. But, in the end, we ended up with a 40ī cat with petrol outboards. It is great for sailing, we simply tilt them up, reduce the drag and sail away. Right now, we are in the harbour in Papeete, Tahiti
, and there is a problem with one outboard
. It took 10 minutes to lift
it out of its well and drop it in the cockpit
Last year, we replaced an outboard
. I made the decision in the morning and by that afternoon, the new outboard was installed and running. So easy! No thru-hulls, no fumes inside the boat, bla bla.
The downside is that they cop a beating from the spray even when you tilt them up. If they are in a well, they are hidden. If they are hanging off the transom they can be stolen quite easily.
It is all a compromise, mate. Donīt worry about it. Just a buy a boat that hits most of the items in your wish list!