I am the part owner of a Prosport 6.5 with Mercruiser 1.7 220hp inboard engine which is currently broken! Overall I love the boat, great handling and in boat terms, very frugal. However at the moment it is dead in the water, overheated due to blocked water intake and requires a full rebuild which as you can imagine is not cheap.
This brought up the possibility of just putting a new engine in, the obvious direct replacement is the Mercruiser 2.0l so we goy a quote, £18k
This is definitely a bit pricy, have had a quick look 2nd hand but doesn't seem to be much out there. So my question is have I missed a more cost effective option for a new engine or does anyone know of any good second hand engines that might be suitable?
Thanks in advance for all replies.