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Hi Guys as you know I am working on getting Blue jackaroo into the water but my old man is giving me hard time about the Dolphin engine and me getting dashed on some rocks off the coast. So I have seen a Volvo Penta MD2B marine engine up for sale and was thinking of putting a bid in. Researching this motor and gearbox weight 500 pounds or 230 kilos or so. I have seen talk of people with 18 HP engines which I picture being weighty things.
Is there a limit on weight for the motor or the super structure? assuming it would fit that is. The motor coupling looks similar but I would have to add a new prop I assume if the prop shaft of the mark 1 dolphin could even take that much power. Any advice would be great, main worry is overloading the boat but if I plan on cruising any distance in her Diesel would be much easier and opens me up to a diesel heater later down the road.
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