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Falcon Inboard vs Outboard #13161964 05/21/19 07:39 PM
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Seems that many of the older Falcon inboards are being converted to outboards. I am looking at a 23 Falcon with an inboard and kind of like the idea of having an inboard. I currently have an outboard on my boat. Just want to get some opinions/thoughts/facts..


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Re: Falcon Inboard vs Outboard [Re: ChaserWF] #13162037 05/21/19 09:01 PM
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When I was trying to decide on the type of boat I wanted I weighed some pros and cons to having an inboard/sterndrive type boat.

The pros: the motors are much cheaper to buy, rebuild, buy parts for and if you like working on your car/truck then the boat is pretty much the same. The motor is placed further forward so you might not have the problems associated with a big outboard hanging out the back.

The cons:
They are heavier per HP, they require more effort to winterize, and they take up deck space. Not sure how they compare fuel economy-wise, and you cant trim the lower unit as much as you can adjust an outboard with a jack plate.

If you fish deeper water the inboard/sterndrive could be a good choice.

A true inboard like a ski boat Ive not considered.

I ended up with a pontoon! 😎


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Re: Falcon Inboard vs Outboard [Re: ChaserWF] #13162224 05/22/19 12:09 AM
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I have had a couple of I/O, and several outboards. I prefer outboard all day long, they are just too convenient, especially in the winter.

Re: Falcon Inboard vs Outboard [Re: ChaserWF] #13162273 05/22/19 01:16 AM
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The inboard/outboard is a pain in the [censored] to winterize. You need to get the water out of the engine block or it could crack in freezing weather. It is not a big deal on a recreational boat that gets winterized once in the fall and sits all winter. Some guides have inboard/outboards that they run all year long. They typically have a heater setup in a boat slip to keep the engine block from freezing. If you are going to trailer the fishing boat and use it during the winter, I would go with an outboard.

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