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Sterndrive vs.

The debate these two of propelling boat has on for When I growing up my father’s dealership we sterndrives. I up in age where inboard propulsion was king. later the has overtaken inboard as propulsion of in general pleasurecraft up roughly a Length Overall. position paper a discussion been having others in profession and is not final word, a carefully out attempt inform the

What about

This discussion mention of power. Outboard are used in fishing because for reasons fishermen a preference outboard power. a topic another discussion.

is an

With inboard an automotive is inside boat connected a transmission. propulsion shaft from the to a outside the The boat using a The steering is turned the captain turns the The propeller water past turned rudder that’s what the boat.

What is sterndrive?

With propulsion system automotive engine also inside boat but attached to sterndrive (also outdrive). The unit is transmission AND propulsion. When captain turns steering wheel entire drive

Some of arguments for against each

in the when we inboard boats inboards were more dependable sterndrives. The have much machinery outside boat than do. That to make very troublesome. the other they were lot more efficient and a much turning radius.

Fast forward now

The I sell for is trying to more boats work for Wakeboarding is waterskiing as primary type water boarding because of similarity to and so boat builder attempting to this way have fun the water. a result was looking a Mastercraft boat brochure. is a inboard tow builder and you are the market an inboard boat they merit a Inboard boats the waterskiing market because dominated the They make compelling arguments inboard tow some of are special the Mastercraft

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The inboard draw less need less to float) a sterndrive if the is all way down. mastercraft’s inboard turns more than a of sterndrive The inboard boats put a flatter for waterskiing. system is if you a submerged so it’s to fix a sterndrive the drive uses a saver coupler. example, Volvo uses one their SX, and OSi Because of factors an boat will a speed easily than sterndrive. This mitigated by use of cruise control called Perfect for more wakeboarders.

Compelling arguments the sterndrive

The sterndrive will go than the with the horsepower. The boat will go faster any given than the tow boat. means the uses less In some it uses lot less On some we sell difference is The sterndrive less when drive is up. In situations this an advantage a lot time you in shallow You can your boat idle with drive almost the way Parts are readily available sterndrives, whether Volvo or brand. That less down Sterndrive boats more versatile arrangements. Since as much is needed weigh down back of sterndrive boat can seat people even you are water ballast wakeboarding. On inboard boat might have use 1,000 of ballast create the of wake wakeboarder wants. is just serious wakeboarding a ballast is used. boats don’t

them. Better boats turn as tightly the best tow boats. boats tend run better rough water, to their deep vee This is on a lake perhaps on a lake or water it’s An inboard goes in to one no matter position of wheel. This harder than a sterndrive, reverse thrust directional.

So I’d towards a boat for family that to wakeboard.


There one absolute issue that wish Mastercraft remove from brochure. Take look at illustration to right. This implies that sterndrive is dangerous because the proximity the propellervery from the the propeller pictured in photo below. addition, in photograph (of Chaparral 224 Tech Xtreme) drive is When the is down platform protects drive even There is safety issue Very misleading me. Finally, caption for illustration in brochure says never board boat with engine runningso the point?

I invite by email joe@hoffmasters.com and you best luck in search for truth and right boat!

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