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Old 24-07-2011, 20:57   #16
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Re: Removing Atomic 4 Engine from My Catalina 27

Originally Posted by Boracay View Post
Why not just remove the propeller, leaving the coupling hardware in place. Tighten the stuffing box and then antifoul everthing.

It would be cheaper, and the next owner could easily install a diesel, or you may change your mind or even come across a good cheap small diesel.
Here are two very small diesels that might work if you wanted to reconsider and follow Boracay's idea:

Farymann Diesel :: North America 7hp, 140lb.

14 a4 Beta Marine US Ltd. Distributors for Kubota based marine diesel engines and generators for sailboats, yachts and trawler boats. 14hp, 190lb

I have no idea what either one costs. The Betamarine is an A4 replacement so the mounts and alignment should match your existing.

A house is but a boat so poorly built and so firmly run aground no one would think to try and refloat it.
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