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Hmmm. I hadn't really given thought to noise / vibration advantages. Interesting. Less noise / vibrations in my mind equates to less wear to the entire drive train, or for that matter, the entire boat.
From what I've researched about the 31' Express, it seems that a properly tuned boat will cruise around ~ 20mph (+/-) and I'm looking to maximize my fuel economy.
The cost of fuel this past summer just about put me off buying this boat. While crude oil has come way down from the summer prices, it will surely head back up again. A previous post makes a good point regarding the recouping of the cost for new props, but in the long run, (long run meaning years of use) with expensive gasoline, improving economy, even slightly, is a goal I hope to achieve.