Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
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Rep Power: 10
Prepare to get your feelings hurt.
Anybody who says " Just a novice so let's not get crazy with details" should not consider a repower, because it is ALL details. persnickety stuff like shaft angles, stringer installations, alignment. If you want to keep it simple, find a good used saildrive and install it where the saildrive was originally.
Saildrives are a much-maligned but perfectly usable propulsion system. They have their idiosyncracies, but from a lowest-cost, fewest- details standpoint, it is the only solution.
oh, and if you are going to pay someone to do it, buy another boat. It will be cheaper . So do it yourself. it isn't rocket science, and we are always here to help if you get into trouble.
electric? puh- lease.