What else did that 10K include if you don't mind mentioning?
shifter and throttle
Remove old engine
Prep engine bed
Did you do a lot of the work yourself?
OK spill what happened to the other engine brand install, and what brand was it?
The crate had the engine and trans, and new panel and harness. I added the 70 amp alternator and the large panel with all the gauges.
There was about 5K in cost for an expert shipwright and he was worth every penny. I did all the prep work to pull out the old engine and get ready for the new one. I installed a new Racor 500, and also re-formatted a lot of plumbing and wiring in that part of the boat.
There are several blog entries here:
New Location: Racor & Lift Pump - Blogs - EY.o Information Exchange
and also two prior entries.
New panel cover for engine gauges - Blogs - EY.o Information Exchange
Engine Replacement, Olson 34 - Blogs - EY.o Information Exchange
Anyhow, I wish I was better at this blog stuff!
Note that I had replaced the orig. fuel tank a decade ago, and also all of the hoses. Both shift and throttle had to be adapted to the new engine.
I did all of the work for a new larger OD exhaust system and replaced the transom fitting.
As far as the repowering "road not taken" .... Volvo was out and friends that tried the Vetus have had major problems also.