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Discussion in 'Modifications/Customizations' started by RodNca, Jul 14, 2020.
This is the only good looking quad extra motors you can put on a boat. GET SEATOW......
IMO, these two will not work together very well....LOL
As you can see from other posts, obviously some people are getting "creative" and don't care about the looks. The real solution for those that go in open water, is a boat with twin engines. Many years ago, when we made the decision to do more offshore cruising, upgrading from a single screw (240DA) to a twin inboards was one of the primary requirements. It was definitely the right decision.
I'm sure that you're getting 100% of votes on the best looking quad.....LOL
Any towing service coverage goes without saying. However, I'd recommend on seriously reviewing your options on getting your boat to safety on your own.
Extreme example, which I've witnessed during one of my long trips. A call was made from a disabled vessel. It's been couple of years ago and I don't remember for sure if they were 50 or 100 miles offshore. I heard the initial call in the early morning. While moving on slow ICW for few hours I kept hearing communication from the CG, periodically responding to the vessel in trouble and other vessels relaying the calls. Late afternoon I finally heard that ETA for help to arrive was about 1hr+. If my memory serves me right, it was actually the CG who sent an asset for help, not a towing service.
Point being, depending where you're, one could be waiting for a looooooong time until help arrives. And as you can imagine, a lot can happen during those hours of waiting.
@Alex F ... you know the OP is on a small island off of Australia .... and buying a bigger boat might not be an option
Thanks for clarifying. I didn't pay close attention to the location. Well, in that case he better keep very close to that island and don't venture too far out, with a single screw. Being on a small island, I'm willing to bet that a towing service is not around the corner and always available either.
Love my twin 8.1s but in that part of the world I would prefer a sailboat.