Repowering the F&C44
Hello Tackorjibe, #19 here, Rye, NY sorry not near you!
We're in process of repowering. Staying with the hydraulics, far less wear and tear on the shaft and bearing, and couldn't imagine the cost of moving the inards of the boat around although sounds like a good solution if you don't like the hydraulics. Looks like we'll install a Yanmar53hp.
Last thread is correct, double the price of the engine.