June 16, 2012 at 6:46pm
Yes I would compare the two (Hankos and Scullys) and pick which one is best suited to your needs. One thing I would put on any aluminum boat would be pods or steps or whatever you want to call them. I wouldn't have an aluminum hull without them as they have that many benefits. Benefits, more stable, higher transom level in water, boat sits level in water, almost instant planing, allows alot more trim to get air under hull increasing speed and fuel efficiency, prevent porpoising, run on plane at slower speeds, go in much shallower water, run better in rough water as they don't allow the boat to bounce near as much in waves, boat will list alot less when several people stand on one side or uneven weight distribution. Steps when done right are a must on aluminum boat. If I were buying new I would hang a Yami 4 stroke on and be done with that. I know there are diehard Merc fans but the hours you can put on them Yami 4 strokes with virtually no issues are astonishing plus the quietness and the mileage and the resale are unequaled.