Thanks ncp, the tubes on the OTech are 2005 and in good condition. The guy that imported it said it had been stored under cover for some years! The hull is in excellent condition and so is the deck. I like the extra room in the aft quarter of the boat, for fishing and diving. I'm sure the boat would still have good ride, although maybe not as good as 733/Willard Mold. I guess my idea of selling the hurricane to fund power for OTech was that it should sell easy! I just sold a 733 hurricane jet rib with Yanmar 6LP in a week of it being advertised.
Was thinking of Volvo D4 260 with duo prop!! Looks pretty good on paper and plenty of service agents here in Oz.
Yea jason there is a fair difference in hull. I'm guessing that all those chines would make the ride a bit bumpier. ( only guessing) . Extra width of beam would make it more stable at speed. Maybe it would handle well with a pod and outboards! Should talk more to some of the guys on here that have done the conversion. . Um did you do a conversion to outboards, jason? Think you did! If so how does it handle?
Any input welcome. Thanks guys.