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I sailed a few times with a guy who owns this exact boat and has an outboard on the transom. Story was the PO replaced the original auxilliary with a transom mounted outboard and then decided she was under powered and switched to a larger size. With the added weight he boat tended to squat a bit under sail and significantly more under power. For practical purposes she could not go in reverse.
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I sailed a few times with a guy who owns this exact boat and has an outboard on the transom. Story was the PO replaced the original auxilliary with a transom mounted outboard and then decided she was under powered and switched to a larger size. With the added weight he boat tended to squat a bit under sail and significantly more under power. For practical purposes she could not go in reverse.
Sounds like a few very good reasons NOT to go with a transom mounted outboard.
I would at least do a head job (& new gasket) on the diesel before considering any other alternative.

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Re: looking for advice

Owned a small CD with the outbound engine mounted in a well and a CD 30. In a following sea the outboard in a well would quit. Even falling off a wave it would quit. Using gas instead of diesel was a major PIA. The gas engine had no torque compared to the diesel so labored in any kind of seaway. I sold the CD25 because of the engine. The 30 was a big step up. Reliable power is key and having an alternator is a game changer.
As I and others have said get an estimate on fixing the engine from a good wrench. If you’re not going to drop in a replacement (maybe a rebuilt engine) move on.

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