Gas vs Diesel

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  1. Eoparko

    Eoparko Newbie

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    what are the pros and cons on a gas vs Diesel engine on a 22 foot size ocean going boat that will be used for rockfish, salmon,crab and tuna. I also want to troll on Lake Tahoe and other lakes .
     
  2. Arima-bob

    Arima-bob pescadore n jäger

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    If you don’t plan on covering a LOT of distance, stick with gas.

    I’m not sure how Tahoe feels about diesels either. They don’t allow old two strokes, so diesels might not be welcomed either.
     
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  3. stangclassic66

    stangclassic66 USCG Master

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    If you put on a lot of miles and use the boat a lot, I would go with diesel. You get far better mileage and way more hours with a diesel. I've had boats with 2000-6000 hours that ran just as good as the day I bought it. I've had friends with 15,000 hours on the motors.

    If you're a spring/summer weekend warrior, I would stick with an outboard.

    I would steer clear of i/o.....(I/Owe) is what it really stands for. Between the exhaust manifolds that need to be replaced every other year and the motor corrosion, i'm not a huge fan. Then you have the outdrive that's a constant expense, more so than on a outboard.
     
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  4. madrugador

    madrugador I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Gas goes boom.....
     
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  5. Aggro

    Aggro Keepin my pimp hand strong!

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    No other reason needed/
     
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  6. InDeepShip

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    They make diesel outboards now. They are really nice. OXE diesel they make 75 threw 300hp
     
  7. stangclassic66

    stangclassic66 USCG Master

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    Arm and a leg in terms of cost.

    Diesel makes sense if you use the boat enough to justify the cost. Commercial fishing, commercial charter, ferry, tow, work boat, and overall high use and/or heavily loaded. I'm in awe when I see a 50-80 year old crabber with an old detroit engine that has over 25,000 hours.
     
  8. Kwohlers8

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    Oh the sweet sound of a two stoke jimmy... ear bleeding pleasant.
     
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    Alexvi Well-Known "Member"

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    If you're asking the question, buy an outboard. Which one? They're all generally the same. What shop do you like to work with? That should answer your question. Enjoy!
     
  11. Eoparko

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    Thank you for this great article
     
  12. KID CREOLE

    KID CREOLE I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    22ft boat that will be used on Tahoe is easy, Yamaha or Honda
     
  13. harddrive

    harddrive Wish I Was Fishing!

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    I agree with some of the posters. Stay away from I/O. :) They can suck the money out of your fishing...
     

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