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Old 11-03-2011
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As an exercise in "What if", I would recommend tossing the cash into a non-fresh water cooled system (like in a car), and running a small Japanese 4 cylinder car engine with the required custom bell housing. Those things reliably go for hundreds of thousands of miles in a state of comparative neglect. Limit the RPM to about half of max and with normal maintenance the thing should outlive the boat. When it does finally give in, you've got a bellhousing that will fit a mountain of spit cheap replacements. Parts should also be sufficiently cheap to reduce the fear associated with maintaining marine engines.
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