Good engine. Just keeps going and going. Easy access to parts and it's very simple to work on. It's aux in my Catalina 30
, 1983. Pushes it fine. 0.25-0.5 gph burn means 18 gallons lasts motoring or motor/sailing up to 72 hours on $90 of fuel
. That's about as good of a figure you'll ever hear about in gph discussions.
They don't weigh as much as larger engines so racers like 'em for that, and you should too.
It's a perfect engine for a 27.