Well the saga with my motors continues.
sunk, motors seized, motors removed, partially disassembled, mechanic
a scammer, took me for $15k, now has thrown motors into a paddock, so rusted and most probably U/S.
I really don't know whether worthwhile pursuing to get motors back or look for different motors.
They were 320 HP Detroit 8V71's, driving through Allison 2:1 gearboxes with
1 3/4" prop shafts.
Do not wish to change anything under water
so what is minimum and maximum HP I can go to get similar performance?
Chris Craft 55' Constellation at 32 ton.
height is minimal, with previous header tanks
just hitting underside of floor, so can't get anything with a turbo sitting on top.
Plus - and most important - as no monies coming in and all just going out - I can't afford to just go and buy a matching set of motors and gearboxes and will have to get second handies.
Any sensible, constructive advice, much appreciated.