Jet drive swap for stern drive info

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by michael.ellis, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. michael.ellis
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    michael.ellis New Member

    i am looking at buying a24ft savage with a cummins 6bta-5.9lt 300hp. It has a hamilton jet on the back. If I purchase this I am looking at putting a volvo leg or a mercruiser leg on. Any info would be greatly appreciated, in the past I have married up a cleavland 351 v8 to a volvo 290 leg but I don't want to go throught making and machining of adapter plate if I don't have to
  2. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    you would probably sell the cummins and hamilton for enough to get a good used volvo or mercruiser diesel stern drive michael. another option is a 200 4 stroke on a pod. i don't think the 6bt will have the rev range for a leg.
  3. baeckmo
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    baeckmo Hydrodynamics

    Those I/O units are generally not fit for the torque of the Cummins 5.9. Rethink!
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