finding an engine

Discussion in 'Gas Engines' started by NappyP, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. NappyP
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    Location: nola

    NappyP New Member

    Im in the market for an engine, but I do not know where to look. I prefer to get an inboard or an in/out hybrid. Internet research has been surprisingly unhelpful. Everything points me in the direction of Vovlo Penta. Although they are nice engines, they are a bit pricey.

    I was wondering if anybody had some good resources. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks. I look forward to contributing to this board, once I know what im talking about.
    -p
     
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  3. J3
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    J3 Junior Member

    NOLA is New Orleans Louisiana region ?

    What type of boat, how large, how fast do you want to go, and how many hours use per year?
     
  4. NappyP
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    NappyP New Member

    Yep, Im in the greater New Orleans area.

    I do not have any specifics yet. I am currently researching the whole DIY process.... Id like it to be in the lower to min 20' range. It is also going to be a cruising boat that will see most of its use in the Gulf of Mexico, so I would like it to have a decent amount of speed. probably around the 40 knot area. As for its hour usage... Who knows. Best guess would be around 50 hours a year.

    If im barking up the wrong tree, let me know. At this point of my 'build' im all ears, and open to any advice.
     

  5. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    For an inboards check out Cruisader, same chevy 350 blocks as Volvo, but far better engineering on the conversion parts.
     
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