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Old 11-01-2008, 06:04 PM   #1
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I need help choicing between twin , and single engines for the 2000
2800 scr. I came across two boats, one single ,and the other twin. I also would like to install a genset set once purchased. A single engine means more room. Twins equal easier docking. Help please. :roll:
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Old 11-01-2008, 06:44 PM   #2
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welcome to the zoo...of course you know that twins use twice as much gas...twice as much oil..twice as much maintenance....with that said....a single would really depend on which drive your gonna get with it...if it's a b2 drive..then obviously there will be one prop to do your docking with..not that it's a bad thing..but a duo prop..aka b3 drive is much more effective during docking......now...
the single duo prop is counter rotating thus reducing the torque effects of the single screw making manuevering more controllable...they are strong but at the same time a little delicate due to the corrosion effects of 2 dissimilar metals.......needless to say there is more maintenance involved ......
twins are not immune from maintenance and your gonna have alot of maintenance involved with keeping the twins running properly.....

if it were me....for peace of mind....I'd go with the single big block/b3 drive.....for that sized boat..it will manuever as well as a twin and be easily twice as economical in the long run......when a boat gets above 30 ft..then twins are a must.....unless your looking at a trawler....
but this is strictly my own opinion and personal experience..

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Old 11-01-2008, 10:28 PM   #3
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There is also the peace of mind with twins if one goes down youve got the other.

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I have a 2700 with a single B3 drive and it handles very well. I have seen a 2900 with twin engines and a generator and there wasn't much room to spare , maintenance would be tricky at best with the lack of room in the engine bay.

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