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Paul, Kevin and all:
I am curious why someone would take a twin engine boat and make it into a single other than for perceived economy. The 25 has two seperate sets of stringers, one for each engine and a single engine set up would require a whole new engine log set up, while taking out the gas tank that lies between the two. There are two thru hulls appropriately set for two engines. A single engine set up would mean repairing the two existing thru-hulls and then enginering a third with all that would mean. That's a LOT of work and can easily go wrong, much less talking about the expense of that change over. The same thing goes for the struts. Changing to an outdrive from a prop and shaft seems like a lot of trouble too. Why not get a hull that is set up and rebuild the interior instead? Much cheaper and less work.
I admire the gentleman's skills in the work that he did. I think you really have to know what you are doing before attempting such a thing. $4,000 into an engine and back in the water appeals to me these days! LOL.