SailNet Community - View Single Post - Engine replacement question
View Single Post
post #1 of Old 12-26-2011 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
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.
paulafloat is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome