Originally Posted by Kalina-Lona
atomic 4 gas with sail drive.
If it's gold/bronze/copper color it's an Atomic 4 (atomic bomb) gas engine - lots of these around and outfits established as quality rebuilders (have never seen one with a saildrive either)
If it's not it's an OMC Saildrive (snail drive) - basically an outboard motor power head with no casing installed inboard, coupled to a stationary lower unit leg - considering the age and rebuild parts are increasingly harder to find
I'd weigh the cost of the extras you are looking to add to the diesel powered boat compared to an Atomic 4/OMC engine rebuild/replacement, and also consider the age and condition of the features existing on the gas powered boats that may need replacing.