Some of you guys know that I've been using Mercury's Vazer engine in my mahogany runabouts.
As this engine is no longer available, I've had to select something else. I selected the Mercruiser 3.0L TKS 4 cylinder with Alpha genII outdrive. This is a really nice package- its 135 HP but also a little heavier and taller than the Vazer. This engine has decades of development behind it -first appearing in 1962. So its well thought out. I'm going to have to raise the last 2 frames to increase the headroom but I don't think it will affect appearance. The latest hull is in frame and without the skin. I'm going to fit the engine now- before skin goes on. I'll post a picture at that stage.