I found this on my locally.
20' Cuddy Cabin 1998 Thompson.
Hull, Transom, etc is in good shape and the boat runs fine but the owner is removing the engine to sell to a client.
It sounds like I can get the boat and trailer for $400, clean titles on both with everything including electronics.
I'm a car guy. Not a boat guy... but I want to be a boat guy. I'm told that the Mercruiser engine in this boat is based on a 350 small block chevy, which I can get in abundance inexpensively with warranty.
I understand that boat motors are not straight automotive motors but generally have different:
non-sparking engine accessories
certainly more that I haven't researched yet.
What I want to determine is the cost, not including the motor itself to marinize a good running SBC engine so I can determine my total cost for this boat if the hull, transom, and floor etc... is actually in as good a shape I am told it's in. It looks like a good boat to me and the owners says it appears to have new bottom paint etc...