Originally Posted by ALANT
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.