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ron3637 posted 11-06-2001 12:38 PM ET (US)   Profile for ron3637   Send Email to ron3637  
i am serioulsy think about buying a 22 foot classic revenge, and unless it happens to come with recent engines i will have to face repowering it in the near future. apart from the cost of the engines, how expensive would this be to replace the controlls etc if need be. also would a whaler drive version be preferable in this regard. thanks ron
David Ratusnik posted 11-06-2001 06:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
Ron- I responded to the earlier note above not knowing you had your eye on a 22'
Revenge with twins. Hey, if the motors don't check out well, compression and lower unit, but you still like the quality of the hull, then offer real dollars to buy just the hull. Back the value of the "shot" engines out of the offer. Tell the owner to keep the engines. I've seen guys accept the offer and then say, tow the the boat out of here. Now, if that happens take the boat to a mechanic who specializes the the engine make and find out just how "shot" the engines really are. Some of these older engines will last a long time given the proper attention. Check the price of new engines and you may get my drift. Good hunting. David
jimh posted 11-06-2001 07:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Parsing your post I get:

"How expensive are engine controls?"

Is this your question?

ron3637 posted 11-06-2001 09:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for ron3637  Send Email to ron3637     
Not only controls but probably new steering mechanism etc on an older boat. with the cost of labor and materials i am supprised that old boats with old engines sell for so much when the cost of reepowering seems to be so substantial. i have been told that it could cost upward of $4000 for parts and labor to repower not counting the engine costs ron
180 posted 11-07-2001 12:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for 180  Send Email to 180     
I have a 1981 22' revenge. I would consider buying 1 enging instead of 2. My boat sits pretty low with the OE 175 merc and 18 horse kicker. With 2 engines and more controls, you may have issues with following seas.
Great boat though.
Good luck,

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