Outboard vs Inboard Jet

 Both have advantages and disadvantages.

  •  Inboard jets lose less Horsepower at the pump at about 12% as compared to 30% with an outboard, but we can run up to a 300HP outboard.  
  • Inboard jets can not be trimmed up in shallow water.  If you are running slow in shallow water your are sucking up a lot of gravel.   If you have an outboard you can trim the engine up above the bottom of the boat with the intake facing away from the bottom.  You can still steer the boat in shallow water and not suck up gravel and other debris.
  • In the winter if your intake is clogged you will need to craw under the boat to remove the dead leaves or whatever was sucked up.  With an outboard you simply trim it up and pull out the leaves or in the summer the grass. 
  • The claim has been made that Inboard Jets do not clog as easily as outboard jets.  If the outboard is on a boat with a tunnel, this claim is true.   However, if the boat does not have a tunnel, but a smooth pad with no keel at the back for a smooth bubble free flow of water, the outboard jet will not clog any easier than an inboard jet.  This is the case with the Legend SS.
  • The inboard jet only has a one year warranty as compared to a 5 year warranty on the Outboard Evinrude E-Tec.

The Flat and V Are basically the same at the transom.

Click the images below to see the difference in the front of the flat and the v.  

The flat gives a little more room on the front deck, but the v provides a better ride if you are running in a lake.  I fish both lakes and rivers, so the v was my boat of choice. 



Both Livewells can be filled at the same time or one can be shut off while the other fills.  My boat is also equipped with a timer on the aerator.

Recirculating pumps are available.  My Livewells are 41" and 37".  The back Livewells do come in a 49.5" size.   Check out the video Full Livewell in a Legend SS.