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Jack ~ I have emailed you some information.
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Jack ~ I have emailed you the information on the port-a-potty as promised.
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Putting in another Vire in would be basically plug and play for you. No additional glass work to to. Whats your email addy? I'll send you a pdf of the VIRE 7.

Where in Wisconsin is the engine. If its by a great food place, I'll pop by and have a look at it for ya.
really? ok. thanks. i will ask him. he wrote:

"I have never run this motor I got it with my cal 28 and it wouldn't fit as I needed a v drive motor I ended up with a yanmar 7 YSM and a walters v drive.The vire 7 has good compression and a under flywheel mag. when turned over gives good shock . This is a neat motor as it has a lighting circuit and is water cooled. It can be hand start or starter generator start. A guy in Austrailia handles all kinds of parts and I have a printout I would include. You would need a raw water pump. You should see what you can do with shipping from your end and I might figure out something from my side. Its crated so I will see about the weight..we can see .Dale "


man, would this ever solve that issue early on.
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I find my VIRE 7 underpowered and a serious polluter. (embarrassing puff of smoke every time she fires up) I will be replacing mine with a 2GM diesel.
is that a good fit or is it going to require a lot of modifications?

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I've heard nothing but good things about the 2gm. Diesel right? The VIRE is supposed to be super reliable when its dialed in which mine hasn't been. Parts are difficult to get and getting a mechanic to work on it is like catching Santa going up the chimney. I have become an 'expert' on these motors because I had to; not because I wanted to. LOL
santa going up the chimney....you have some great sayings. i have read that they are supposed to be really reliable. there are also suposed to be some things you can o to get more power. supposed to be simple to work on. unfortunately, pollution is a part of 2 stroke. that's why they aren't street legal.

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really? ok. thanks. i will ask him. he wrote:

"I have never run this motor I got it with my cal 28 and it wouldn't fit as I needed a v drive motor I ended up with a yanmar 7 YSM and a walters v drive.The vire 7 has good compression and a under flywheel mag. when turned over gives good shock . This is a neat motor as it has a lighting circuit and is water cooled. It can be hand start or starter generator start. A guy in Austrailia handles all kinds of parts and I have a printout I would include. You would need a raw water pump. You should see what you can do with shipping from your end and I might figure out something from my side. Its crated so I will see about the weight..we can see ….Dale "


man, would this ever solve that issue early on.
Sounds like this motor has missing parts like: water pump, maybe has the generator/starter (all one unit). You should ask for pictures. I'd be cautious about the 'I've never run this motor' comment. Depending on how it was kept and stored.

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is that a good fit or is it going to require a lot of modifications?

i got your PDFs thanks.
Re-reading some of that literature, it states the boat has a a displacement of 6000 lbs. Again, for the type of sailing I do, the current engine is under powered. However, it may be perfect for the type of sailing you do. If that engine you found is sound, I would definitely go after it and install it. NOTE: You should look at yanking the fuel cell to have a good inspection at it while the engine is out.
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Jack ~ If you get the chance, take a pic of your engine compartment and I can try and tell you what you're missing if anything at all.
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is that a good fit or is it going to require a lot of modifications?

i got your PDFs thanks.
I'll keep notes on how the engine transfer goes. Seems as though all I'll need to do is glass in some new mounts and everything should match up. I'll let you know how this continues to develop.
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Re-reading some of that literature, it states the boat has a a displacement of 6000 lbs. Again, for the type of sailing I do, the current engine is under powered. However, it may be perfect for the type of sailing you do. If that engine you found is sound, I would definitely go after it and install it. NOTE: You should look at yanking the fuel cell to have a good inspection at it while the engine is out.
yeah. i had thought of that. no telling what might be up with it, after all this time.
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