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post #10 of Old 06-10-2009
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Seems to me this particular Vega was on the market for awhile, then sold to someone, now is back on the market. >>> Yep, here it is -- last changed hands in Nov. 2007.

A seized engine might explain why. The Vega also came with a funky variable-pitch prop that, when it worked, worked great -- but now most of them have worn out and parts & knowledge for rebuilding them are hard to obtain. One guy in England has a dusty box of parts for em.

Repowering the boat isn't impossible but because the prop shaft is offset to port, the drivetrain is not typical and you may need a pretty solid mechanic to help match things up. The boat as originally sold used a number of different engines -- this one has a Volvo MD6A, which is not great but better than the original Albin motor.

Truth be told, when the engines die on Vegas most people just hang an outboard off the transom. Boat only weighs 5000lbs, right? Pick up a used 10hp for $800 and there's your dink powered, too.

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