Greetings to the Forum,
During the viewing of several recent forum subjects, a peripheral moment pops up now and again. It is not a direct subject, rather it puffs in and then fades away only to drift in the background. It is not the word 'Cheep" more 'inexpensive' in light of what expensive represents. The word is fuel. Cost, burn rate, tank volume, you get the message.
Thinking the concern, I submit for conversation. "How about purchasing one of those big 454 gas engine(s) rigs in the 35-42 foot class and converting to small diesels?" Now the size of engine to make such a replacement is not the crucial issue, it more is the logic of combining a massive amount of accommodations for the dollars initially invested plus the cost of the conversion including engine(s) Prop(s).
I submit the following advertisement as an example. The boat actually raises the opportunity relating to "Wood over fiberglass or glass over wood" forum that is currently in play. This may be a subject for that forum, it just seemed proper to allow it to stand alone.
Tollycraft 38ft Tricabin will take any res offer
Cheers and may the conversation be fruitful as well as instructive.
A.M (Al) Johnson-ketchikan
"I was taught to respect my elders. Now I don't have anyone to respect!"