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Old 12-27-2011
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Engine replacement question

I've got a 30hp Atomic-4 in a Triton that I want to swap for a diesel. To me, 30hp seems like allot for this boat. Granted, it's a gas engine that doesn't have the torque of a diesel, and this has me wondering. Does anyone know what the "best" (make hull speed with least horsepower) diesel is for this boat?

I've seen one Triton that was modified with an outboard well through the lazarette (yikes!) where an 18hp Tohatsu was in use. I've no interest in cutting holes in that fine stern, but thinking maybe a 15hp diesel would be OK if an 18hp outboard worked. Anyone have any experience with this? Thanks.
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