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Originally Posted by tdw28210 View Post
I am not a powerboat expert, but I really don't understand the benefit of an I/O set up on a small pleasure craft unless you are really into sport fishing, wake boarding or wake surfing. I'd much prefer the safety, convenience and simplicity of dual outboards vs the complexity and lack of access that comes with an I/O set up.

Speaking of outboards, lol....

The benefit is cost of entry. An I/O is cheaper than a straight inboard or an outboard from a manufacturing standpoint. That means a boat gets to market cheaper. The manufacturer does not care what repair costs are five years after the boat is sold.
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