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Old 02-15-2013
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Re: Repower confusion (horsepower)

Either the 43 or the 50 will fit fine, I have good enough access that even though some components are in different places it will still work OK. The only technical problem now is that I'll either have to have a custom flange made for the output shaft of the transmission to connect to the U-joint on the end of the shaft to the V-drive, or use an adapter plate and use my old Volvo trans (which I'm not inclined to do as some parts are difficult to get already). I'm leaning toward the 50, mainly because I like to run engines easy, and the transmission on the 50 is an upgrade from the standard one on the 43.

Stu- Giving Ted a call is an excellent idea, don't know why I didn't think of that (duh).

Don- you are absolutely correct that you need to work through all of the changes that will need to happen, exhaust hose sizing, raw water through hull size, etc can turn into big expensive projects if they need to be increased.
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