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Old 02-11-2018, 02:05 PM   #1
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I’ve posted of this long ago, but now I am closer. I have a Cooper Prowler that needs new power. It currently has two 7.4 Mercruisers but I’m going to rebuild or replace. I’m considering Crusaders instead of Mercruiser. Thoughts?
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Sticking with Mercruiser would be cheaper and easier since the motor mounts, exhaust run etc are already installed and ready to use for those engines.
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What has you leaning towards the change ? Is there something about the Mercs you didn't like ??
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What has you leaning towards the change ? Is there something about the Mercs you didn't like ??


I just had the chance to get two crusaders ready to go, at a fairly reasonable cost. Some say crusader is a better marinizer... this is why I throw it up.
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If the conversion eats up any savings then it's really a wash. More headache for the same cost doesn't make sense to me. I don't honestly think you're going to reduce cost of maintenance or increase duty cycles.
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If you have the skills and the time and are doing it yourself, it may possibly be worthwhile.


If you are paying someone by the hour for the conversion, it will cost a fortune. If you go that way, make sure you get a fixed cost quote.
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Crusaders are better than Mercs. They are simpler, have fewer problems and last longer.

However I donít know if you can make enough gains to compensate for the expense of changing unless you can do it your self.
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