Motor refit

Engines, Shafts, Steering, Struts, Rudders, etc.
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Motor refit

Postby Chuckthediver1 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:57 am

Has anyone ever removed inboards and refit with outboards??

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Re: Motor refit

Postby javalin390 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:21 pm

Not sure if it was a member of this post, but someone has done a older 60's M, and as I recall it was a rather extensive (and expensive) endeavor. Outcome was beautiful, but involved welding on an additional couple feet to the boat for the outboard transom. Some other members of this site should remember her.
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Re: Motor refit

Postby javalin390 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:14 pm

Jim Elias
1974 37' SedanFlybridge
Twin 360 Chryslers.
Marblehead, Ohio

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Re: Motor refit

Postby javalin390 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:16 pm

The link shown is the design phase, and I've seen photo's of the finished boat, just can't find them.
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Marblehead, Ohio

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Re: Motor refit

Postby MetalHead » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:01 am

Here are some pictures. One of these is when he first put a single outboard on the boat. The rest are when he upgraded to twins.
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Re: Motor refit

Postby Tuggle » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:17 pm

Unless there is a specific reason for wanting outboards, I'd be willing to bet you could put rebuilt engines, transmissions, new struts and cutless bearings in cheaper with a lot less headaches. With close to the same reliability.
"Deplorable", 1975 32' Express, Twin 318's, Raw Water Cooled, Lake Lanier, Ga.

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Re: Motor refit

Postby Rockit » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:21 am

But where do you get the struts? That's the problem I had a few years ago. Fortunately John A was still in business and made one for me. By the time I had a shaft made, got the strut from John and the prop re-worked, I could have bought a lower unit and been back in business faster.
Joe Napoli
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Twin raw water cooled 318s
Beaver River--near mile 25 on the Ohio

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Re: Motor refit

Postby Rockit » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:21 am

Nice job on that old boat by the way.
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Twin raw water cooled 318s
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Re: Motor refit

Postby Tuggle » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:12 am

Got them directly from Marinette with new bearings, did take about a month and was a bit pricey but original equipment. Kept the old set for future reference.
"Deplorable", 1975 32' Express, Twin 318's, Raw Water Cooled, Lake Lanier, Ga.

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Re: Motor refit

Postby Fastjeff » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:33 am

Many small yacht manufacturers are going to big outboards. Why? More usable volume inside the hull and, with modern 4 strokes, a quiet efficient drive system. And they sure are a LOT easier to work on!

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