Sterndrive engine wanted !
Recently become owner of a Flipper 666 boat(project) without engine. Typical engine on this boat is a MerCruiser 3.0 L / 4.3 L TKS or MPI engines in combination with Alfa drive.
Some boats has also been equipped with small diesels(VPTAMD22SX and mercruiser 1.7dti, vp D3.)
I am looking for a used, preferably complete package, everything included(engine, complete drive, gauges....).Trying too keep the cost down so guess the Mercruiser gas engines is most realistic option.
This boat will hit the water only spring 2014 but sourcing of stuff and parts always take longer than expected so decided to star the drive/engine hunt already now. So if someone know a good unit that is on its way, i have time to wait.
My plan is not to do a engine/drive restoration project so looking for parts in OK condition and hopefully known service history.
If sourcing of a good inboard unit turns to be tough, maybe will take the angel grinder and turn it to a 150-225 hp outboard boat with a bracket...
Suggest here or send PM's, thanks in advance!
By the way, still having and using my SR 5.4!
fun on a boat is inversely proportional to size...sort of anyway