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Re: Need diesel for Alberg 30

If you can find a good used diesel to put in, go for it. Just getting gasoline off the boat is a big safety plus. The 3GM30 will require a complete engine bed remove and reconstruct. My A35 originally had an Atomic that the previous owners changed to the Yanmar. There was obviously a lot of surgery done to fit it in. It's certainly not a simple swap out job and will require getting a new bed exactly right in order for the engine to sit at the right angle and depth. Your engine box will also need extending about 2" aft.
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