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Old 07-26-2021, 07:48 PM   #1
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Has anyone seen a boat on the lake with one or more of these yet?
I saw a picture the other day of a boat with 5 of these on the back.
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Old 07-26-2021, 08:48 PM   #2
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Doing a quick google search, the new Mercury Verado, V-12 outboard with 600-hp weighs 1260-lbs and costs about $77,000.

You are so totally better off going to Walmart and buying a 12' Ozark Trail fishing kayak with the big comfy seat for about $369 if you can find one, right now, plus it includes a kayak paddle. This weighs 78-lbs and has a carry capacity of 500-lbs according to the spec sheet which seems very high for a wide 12' kayak. Is probably not very available at this time like it was back in March and April, 2020.
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Old 07-26-2021, 09:18 PM   #3
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You're best opportunity to see one of those on Winnipesaukee is probably on the back of a (big) Boston Whaler.

Let me know what size/brand of boat you saw with five of them. Have heard of four of them on the back of a 50 foot Formula. That must be one big ass boat with five of them. Those puppies are 1300 +/- pounds each.
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Old 07-27-2021, 12:13 AM   #4
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My son emailed me the week before last that he saw a boat with 4 outboards on the lake. He couldn't get the make but it was big.

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Old 07-27-2021, 05:49 AM   #5
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Funny how in recent years outboards have made a comeback. Before that it just wasn't "in style" to have an outboard. Remember?
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My son emailed me the week before last that he saw a boat with 4 outboards on the lake. He couldn't get the make but it was big.
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This has been on the lake for four years or so: https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums...ad.php?t=22064

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Old 07-27-2021, 06:33 AM   #7
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Default They are out there.

I saw these on Marco Island in February. I actually turned around to get a second look because I thought I had read it wrong.

These outboards have a fixed powerhead and articulating lower unit. The main portion of the motor does not move for steering, only the very bottom. They are priced at about $77,000 each.
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By moving the power to a bracket off the aft, the boats are picking up significant inside space that was previously dedicated to engines. This may be what is driving the new trend.
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Two weekends I saw one on the lake with four outboards but I donít know if it was the one Think posted the pics of.


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Old 07-29-2021, 09:41 AM   #10
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The new Formula 500SSC has 4 of them. Because of the articulating lower units these engines can be installed 4" apart.

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