As we get nearer to completion of our Seawind Catamaran we are starting to finalize our options for the boat. One of the most important options choice for us was if and which engines to upgrade to. The debate of inboard diesel vs gas outboard engines is a very interesting one in the sailing catamaran world. It is one that really had us on the fence. For now let’s go over all the engine options for the Seawind 1160 and although we are talking about this boat specifically the same points can and mostly do apply in some way to any other catamaran that may be debating inboard vs. outboard engines.
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00:00 – Inboard Vs Outboard on a sailing catamaran
01:08 – New Catamaran update
02:04 – The options: Honda outboards, Yamaha Outboards, Yanmar Inboards
03:30 – Cost
04:11 – Fuel Type, Capacity, and Location
06:26 – Fuel Consumption, Range, HP, Torque/Thrust
08:44 – Electrical Production
09:50 – Weight, Drag, Sailing Efficiency
11:02 – Repairs and Maintenance
12:00 – Noise
12:50 – Conclusion
14:27 – Cost again
15:54 – Bloopers
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