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repower from outboard to diesel.....

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  • repower from outboard to diesel.....

    Hi everyone...I have a 26' Sou'wester 1986 (parker). It has a 225 Johnson, the deck is going to be replaced, and also new stringers.I want to replace the motor with a straight inboard diesel. Maybe someone has done this and has some tips, Please help....


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    Re: repower from outboard to diesel.....

    This is a Major Refit..........Your Questions will have to be Much More Specific..........What Diesel ???What Transmission ???What Drive line ??? Will your Hull even accept the required Underwater Gear ????
    Any Grease is Better,..... Than No Grease at All.......

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    • #3
      Re: repower from outboard to diesel.....

      I hate to tell you this, but I have been there with retorfitting boats, it is easier and cheaper going and finding a different or newer boat, there is no recoup on a 1986. The cost is high and it will always be a batch job. Try looking into a four stoke engine.

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      • #4
        Re: repower from outboard to diesel.....

        I know someone who has done a changeover like your thinking and it turned out good he put in a yanmar diesel and outdrive and it is right. But he was very skilled in fiberglass construction and it was a lot of work.

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        • #5
          Re: repower from outboard to diesel.....

          It's been done.... but you better want to keep the boat, I love my "HIGH STRUNG VOLVO"
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