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Old 28 June 2008, 16:59   #1
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Pacific convert to outboard

Has anyone converted a inboard pacific to an outboard engine? With the price of fuel and a few bare hulls going about it must be a viable option especially with the increased price of diesel.
Would give you lots of storge space where the inboard should be also.
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A tweaked Pacific at 200 hp will use 1.5lpm so not that different from a petrol 6.5m rib and availability of waterside diesel is better.

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Diesel may be easily to get in marinas down south but not up here you still have to go to the petrol station and at 1.18 for petrol and 1.33 for diesel.
Can a pac22 be converted? Does the transom need reinforcing? and how much would the mermaid 4 140hp engine, gearbox etc be worth?
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Arctic 22

Might be simpler to wait for an Arctic 22 to come up for sale.
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Diesel may be easily to get in marinas down south but not up here you still have to go to the petrol station and at 1.18 for petrol and 1.33 for diesel.
Can a pac22 be converted? Does the transom need reinforcing? and how much would the mermaid 4 140hp engine, gearbox etc be worth?
You need to speak to the commerical fishermen about red diesel up there, or phone an oil delivery company about a delivery. Peterhead and Fraseburgh should have pumps.

If you take the stern drive out it's going to leave a gread big hole that will need filling. Not sure the top of the transom is the right height either. As
Duncan says you could wait for an Artic, or just buy a hull designed for a petrol engine.

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Might be simpler to wait for an Arctic 22 to come up for sale.
I agree, Arctics usually go for less money and won't need to be converted.
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Like this one

http://www.babcockdisposals.co.uk/Li...ARTIC_8653.doc
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