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post #9 of Old 01-19-2003
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Gas Vs. Deisel (are we crazy?)

The main problem with the gas motor is the ignition system. The points constantly need to be re-placed. When I bought my boat it had a 35 year old gray marine . It ran great when I could get it started and of course it had a mind of its own. When I decided to re-power the cost of retro-fitting a diesel was out of the question. I found somebody who re-manufactured the gray and I was a little sketchy about putting in another gas motor. You always meet some one who knows somebody who blew up. Anyway for the price of a new motor $2500 it was my only option. I also started to think this origanal gray still ran and if it has lasted this long I guess it is an okay motor. I have since had this motor in my boat for three years with electronic ignition and it has been brilliant. It is very quiet does not smell plenty of power and so far very reliable.I never mention now I have a gas motor because I am tired of hearing about everybody blowing up.-thomas
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