More Pics as promised.
The engine is a B&B 1974 Chevrolet 350 c.i. truck block built to Smokey Yunick's Marine Endurance specs with 1.96" valves for 300 h.p. @4000 r.p.m. It is simply too heavy and too much power (and gas consumption
) for my needs. I am looking around for a suitable re-power to save weight and gas. But I am hampered by a lack of knowledge of what the horsepower/r.p.m. should be.
I have read that jets don't really require a lot of torque but like high r.p.m.; but the thought of watching a flow meter at 4000 r.p.m. makes me want to ralph. What about the possibility of running an over drive type unit; maybe 1:2?
I really love the lines of the hull and topsides and I think she could be a real head-turner if I do my part. Any thoughts, comments, suggestions?