Hummmm- As many on the forum are aware that I recently re powered our boat with a running Perkins 4-346. As a result I have the smaller Perkins 4-254 and a companion Westerbeke W-58 which is built on a Perkins model somewhat different with - Westerbeke modifications. Both are 58 hp at 3000
RPM. Each has a 3:1 gear attached. (Or maybe on the Westerbeke)
I have in the past suggested to the forum, purchasing a larger older model Chris Craft or similar rig that has the huge gas engines and convert to small diesels to achieve economy of operation yet have the amenities of luxury at a pulper price, cost of modernization set aside as a fantasy not reality.
Comes now this offering on Craiglist:
1962 45 Chris Tri-Beautiful-Has to go
Is this not a wondered example of what could be?
As I am perfectly happy with all aspects of our current boat, this will remain a "What If" and offered as a topic of discussion.