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Re: Repowering Suggestions
Fuel knock is an injector issue... much less expensively addressed than a repower. However 16 HP is a bit light for a boat of that size so a new, larger engine may well be the ticket.
Do some very careful measuring to make sure that a larger package will actually fit, actually able to be shoehorned into place, and that access to critical things like oil filters, fuel filters, RWC pumps etc is maintained. In some cases it makes sense to remove as much bulk (alternator, manifolds, etc...) for the in/out operation.
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