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good with a little opinions and advice. I am beginning to lean against keeping the engine an "run till it blows" There is a couple of things making it hard to make up my mind.
1. I am not afraid of the fact that the engine is mounted backwards but it may make things more expensive and complicated to maintain. The circulation waterpump is leaking - is this standard or special pump because of backwards mounting?
The cooling system seems a bit complicated to me. If i want a freshwater system would it be possible to mount a modern standard one?
I am in Sweden so it is more expensive for me to to get special parts from US ( both freight and 25% tax costs)
2. In the end, if I know myself, I want to check the transom (if the wood is wet or not), paint under the engine etc etc so the engine must out anyway at some point. I am in no hurry and want this to be a properly done renovation with an original look and a boat to admire but not at "any" cost. I do not want a boat which always needs fixing and not are reliable. This is "additional" boating for me, first priority is (if I dare to mention this)- sailing.
Anyone have an idea of top speed with this 275 Hp motor? Around 40 Knots?