It looks like we have to replace the 350 engine in my sonís 22ft BW Revenge. We can buy a brand new Chevy 350 with 4 bolt main, 2 pc rear seal engine for $1563.00 in stock locally. All the other things should fit on this engine since it is the same as the old one, we hope. This, of course, is not a marine engine, thus no warranty.
What if we were to replace the seals and gaskets ( especially head ), the cam, and freeze plugs? All the other parts, like carb, fuel pump, starter, alt, are marine. What do you think about this approach to solving our re-power dilemma?
The boat is used about 3-4 times a month from April to September for fishing in brackish water, and usually not run continually, except for trolling for 6 weeks in the spring.
Are we to be concerned about longevity, or cracking a piston, throwing a rod, or other internal engine damage?
Your input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!