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Old 21-10-2010, 14:27   #1
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I am currently looking to repower my 1971 Albin Vega, which I bought spring 2009. It has the original 2 cyl Albin gas engine that other than a shot carb is in pretty good shape. But because of the carb it just will not run well, if it starts at all. And finding a carb body is impossible. Last summer I just used a 9.9 outboard that came with the boat and is mounted on the very rear. So in rough water when the boat tends to hobbie-hose the motor blades comes out of the water often and is not really not that effective.
I got a line on a couple for options one is a Volvo MD2001, 1Cyl vertical, 9 HP the other is a Yanmar (YSB8?), 1cyl horizontal, 8 Hp. I have not yet seen either but only going of the word of a friend.
The Volvo is reported to be a 1980ís model but never used, still has the original oil in it, was bought to install in a boat but the owner got sick. It supposedly has everything with it including a shaft.
The Yanmar is a older used engine that runs well but will need some accessories to install.
I believe they are fairly priced at approximately $4K for the Volvo and $1K for the Yanmar.
The actual installation, hooking up and repairs I can do myself, if I can get or make the parts, although I donít want to do a complete rebuilt but am capable of doing it.

The Yanmar is reported to be a strong engine but mounting may be a problem due to the configuration and connections. Does anyone have any info on the Volvo, I can find little info on it and what I did find was not good, some said it was a cheaper engine that had to be repaired often.


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the Volvo is a much better choice
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2001 is a know trouble maker and no longer made.

Get the new 13 hp thing instead. Or stick with the outboard (except with a longer leg perhaps)

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Thanks for the replies but I'm really looking for info on the two older engines. I can't justify $8 or 9 K for a new engine on the old girl, my wife has given me heck for what i spent last year on paint, cushions and hardwareand she could also use a couple for sails.

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my wife has given me heck for what i spent last year on paint, cushions and hardwareand she could also use a couple for sails.

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We're still talking about the boat, right?
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Yes still talking about the boat.

And I did try those and others, problem is the carb body is worn out around the throttle shaft. I could have it drilled out and bushings installed and maybe it would work. Also I've heard of a Zenth carb that is a near match but can't find out which model.
But I did want to up-grade to a diesel. Went and saw the engines today and guy will even take the old gaser and the outboard as a trade, and package a shaft and prop. So I could end up with a new (older) engine for less than $4K. Seems like a good deal, but my minds not made up.

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On a 27 foot boat I would be tempted to stick with the outboard for a number of reasons. It is an instant re power and a lot easier to maintain. Working on an inboard that has been shoehorned into a small space is no picnic and the simplest maintenance tasks can be a nightmare. A 10 HP engine should drive your boat at hull speed with power to spare.
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With outboards the limitations are the overhang and the prop. Long overhangs tend to pull the prop out of the water - even on the long shaft engines.

The prop itself has to be changed to a different pitch one to optimize for the hulls weight and momentum. Not all outboard makers make this sort of props for small engines, but perhaps there is an after market for this.

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