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Swap Yanmar for Universal?

I currently have a non-functioning Yanmar 2QM20 (18hp) in my Endeavour 32, and I'm looking to re-power. The best engine in my vicinity so far is a Universal M30, 24hp. Does anybody know these engines well enough to say whether this would be too big of a pain, or if there are any odd issues such as engine mounts or gearing rations that would complicate this?
I was planning on leaving the existing transmission and swapping the engine, so I can do the changeout easily in the water, but I know nothing of gearing ratios and what would constitute a problem. Can anyone lend some knowledge? I have never done an engine swap before, though I am experienced in lighter mechanic work and have the capability to weld new engine mounts on the boat if necessary.
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