I have a 1978 Albin Ballad 30 that needs to be repowered (the original MD7A is shot). if you have expereinece repowering your boat please let me know what engine you went to and what the rework of the mounting entailed.
A friend and I rebuilt a Ballad a few years ago, and I've been cruising and living aboard since then. I yanked the Volvo and stuck in a Yanmar2GM, saving around 100 pounds. Runs like a clock. Solid boat.