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About Inboard Motors
When it comes to powering your boat, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. If you’re looking for pure, unmatched power on the water, you won’t find a better choice than an inboard engine. If you’re new to the boating world, it can seem tricky to understand all the different types of motors there are. One of the most popular choices to date includes inboard motors.
Again, if these marine terms are new to you, we’re here to help break it down. In fact, at FB Marine Group, we proudly offer an impressive selection of products, including inboard engines. Give us a call or swing by our dealership today. We have three dealership locations in Pompano Beach, Miami Beach, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida near Aventura.
How it Works
Boats that are equipped with an inboard feature the motor and most of the drive assembly mounted in the hull of the boat. As a result, only the propeller and propeller shaft will be outside of the hull. When you steer the boat, a rudder that’s attached at the stern will then change the direction of the boat’s movement. While this option is more expensive than other types on the market, they were designed to be similar to car engines so they’re more fuel-efficient, they have better horsepower, and much more torque. If you’re looking to enjoy a quiet day on the water while fishing or entertaining, this is the ideal motor choice for you.
There are two main types of inboard engines, the V-drive inboard and the direct-drive inboard. The V-drive motor is stowed under the transom seating and comes with a prop and rudder built into the hull. This type of inboard motor is often found on boats used in watersports as it makes it easier to go tubing, wakeboard, wakesurfing, and water skiing. The direct-drive motor setup features an engine that’s mounted in the center of the boat. The prop and rudder are also built into the hull under the boat. This type of inboard motor leaves a very small wake behind.
A key benefit of investing in an inboard engine is that it tends to offer better weight distribution. You’ll find many boat builders who will tell you that having an inboard deep in the hull of the boat creates a lower center of gravity, which results in better running and overall performance. Another factor to consider is that handling can be more challenging with an inboard. The power-to-weight ratio can be a gamble and they’re not as easy to maintain or replace. Inboards also take up a significant amount of space inside the hull.
It’s important to keep in mind that many boats are manufactured for use with a specific type of motor. If you’re making changes to the existing setup on your boat, it’s critical to take great care in properly adjusting the changes in weight distribution as it can affect performance.
For more information on inboard motors, contact us at FB Marine Group today! We’re located in Pompano Beach, Miami Beach, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida near Aventura and proudly offer parts, service, and mobile marine detailing and service.
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