I have a 1978 26 foot Uniflite sedan with a small block 350 chevy and a velvet drive transmission. Last year, I rebuilt the motor and I've put about 50 hours on it. The motor runs great and it performs well I'd say for an eight thousand pound boat. It will do about 28-30 wot and I cruise about 18-22. You may ask "what's the problem?" The problem is that I am a red-blooded American and I want more. It's not that I want to impress anyone, I would really like to be able to cruise at about 25-28 somewhat efficiently.
I've thought about converting to a big block or even possibly diesel. I think, however, an EFI small block probably would be best because I am so close to my goal already and it wouldn't mean adding any more weight to speak of. That's where my question lies. I have a good motor, but don't know the details of what putting an EFI would be. I am sure it is probably possible, but is it probable? Should I just look for an EFI 350? I would say that I am handy, being the owner of an excavation company, but I am by no means a certified mechanic. I would really appreciate any advice on what should I be looking for etc. If it matters at all I do have an 87' 350 out of a Trophy that I am rebuilding.
Thanks in advance,