Swap out a Jacuzzi for an OMC!!!

Discussion in 'Propulsion' started by idahorunabout, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. idahorunabout
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    idahorunabout New Member

    I just stumbled on this site tonight and what a great resource!!!
    I have a semi flat jet boat (Century late 70's) with a Jacuzzi pump and 455 Olds. How hard would it be to replace it with a OMC 4.3V6 I/O unit???

    I sold the engine and I'm looking for a little better economy. Could some one guide me in the right direction!!

    I tore out the interior and am redoing the floor and seats along with a new paint job. lots of great color schemes and ideas here!!!

    Thanks
     
  2. redtech
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    redtech Senior Member

    look into a volvo penta or merc sterndrive package
    reglass the transom and cut a new hole if the stringer are in good shape
     
  3. idahorunabout
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    idahorunabout New Member

    swap

    has anybody in this fourm done this before??

    If so do you have Pictures??
    I'm kinda new at this boating game!! plus I'm a visual kinda guy:D

    thanks

    Larry
     

  4. redtech
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    redtech Senior Member

    yes about 6 years ago sorry no pics
     
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