I'm considering buying a Pearson 323 that has had the engine removed. I guess the good news is I wouldn't have the removal work to do, but then I don't get to see how the original was installed either.
Thank you all for the great discussion about repowering. I saw the pictures John Viera posted on Fotki which is a very thorough photo documentary of replacing the engine.
What nobody has mentioned here is cost. I'm trying to work out how much would be reasonable to pay for the boat without an engine. Obviously the price I pay for the boat plus the cost of repowering has to be less than, or at least in the neighborhood of, the value of the boat after repowering. Problem I have is I have no idea what it would cost to do the job.
Thanks much for any info you may be able to share.