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    I've had a few aluminiums and inflatables, but never had what I call a real boat. I'm planning to buy before Spring 2018 and trying to get as educated as I can before pulling the trigger. It will be used for fishing and overnights on the West coast of Vancouver Island. My target is a 20-22 ft hardtop or fully enclosed with cuddy, head, heater, stove etc. Due to budget (under $15K all in) it's most likely going to be an 80's or 90's boat with an inboard.

    My questions are around the motor and outdrive.
    1. Will a 3.0 or 4.3 Litre motor be enough power for a 22 ft boat on West Coast or more power needed?
    2. What is the preferred out drive? Single prop or dual counter-rotating.

    Thanks in advance.

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