Hey there. I am about to start a big repower project. Here is some background. I have a 1990 Advantage PartyCat 26'. Powered by a OMC king cobea 454 with closed cooling and King Cobra Outdrive. I also have a wrecked Mariah Shabbah with mercruiser 540 600hp and Bravo with 1 imco lower. I want to repower the PartyCat with the the Mercruiser set up engine and outdrive. both boats are complete and running. The Mariah has a damaged hull.
OK here comes the questions
Is the cut out in the transom for the King Cobra the same as the Mercruiser for bravo 1?
I have heard that I may just need to drill some extra holes. is this true?
If not is there an adapter plate? anyone have a scorce for one if one is needed?
Will the inner gimble ring line up with the bell housing of the mercruiser once installed (if the transom cut out is the same)
Are the steering cables the same?
My shifter and throttle are offshore controls not OMC.
Any things I should be aware of?
Any constuctive input?
I don't need any one to tell me sell the boat or don't do it King Cobras are great.
I love my boat and I want it repowered
I hate my outdrive
I hate my stock 454 600 hours
I hate my spitfire ignition system
I am tired of the shifting problems and repair costs
Any info would be greatly helpful