Don't tell Janet!
Dave don't worry, the one I'm looking for is a nice inboard Lancer with a totally destroyed drivetrain that someone wants to give away. We're not looking for the same boat, as I understand you are looking for one in runningn condition. Seems to me those two 427 motors I have in the basement, holding up one end of the shop, have been sitting there way too long and they need to be used. Therefore I'm looking for an inboard Lancer and plan to install a hotted up version of the big dog, taking a page from the Namken Book Of Rationalization. Since I don't think two will fit in a Lancer, guess one will have to do. Close branch on the Commander family tree, Dick Avery design, Jim Wynne hull, power by FoMoCo, what's not to like about it!
I'd go for an outdrive model but I don't think the outdrive would hold up against the torque of the big dog. Therefore I'm thinking about going the easier route with a drop in center inboard installation where the 23 has plenty of room. Who knows what one of those hulls would do with 375 to 400 horsepower?
Maybe we'll find out?
If I can find one cheap enough, I can swing the deal. I may have to call in Mark Weller to use one of those telescoping knee whackers like Tanya Harding's boyfriend used. I know Mark would do it for a friend.
In any case, if you guys spot something that looks promising and it's not on the other side timbucktoo, lemme know. Have trailer, will travel.