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ron3637 posted 11-08-2001 03:58 PM ET (US)   Profile for ron3637   Send Email to ron3637  
If you would not mind telling me, how expensive, exclusive of the engines, was repowering [a 22-Revenge], and were there many unsuspected difficulties? Thanks, ron
Peter posted 11-08-2001 10:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     

I repowered an '86 Revenge WT, no WD in 2000 with a Yamaha 225. When I bought the Revenge it had the original '86 225 Johnson which looked like it was on its last legs. So by switching from OMC to Yamaha the repower required complete re-rigging (controls, gauges, oil tank, wiring harness, key switch). I can't remember exactly what those parts cost but you could go to the Yamaha site and find out because they post the retail prices for most of the rigging equipment. I believe that the labor estimate was about 8 hours for derigging the old 225 and OMC stuff and rigging the new Yamaha.

jimh posted 11-08-2001 11:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     

If you sit down for an hour or two and give some serious thought to a project, like your latest hypothetical one involving repowering a 22-Revenge [is it with twin engines this time or is it single, and does it have a Whaler Drive or not--I can't recall which iteration you are on] you should be able to foresee the tasks involved and the material needed. In this way there will not be any unexpected problems or unbugeted costs.

As Peter points out, the place to find out how much specific things costs, like new controls, gauges, wiring harnesses, cables, and so on, is by contacting the people that sell this material.

If your experience with boats is such that you don't think you can sit down with a blank piece of paper and write down all the things that need to be done and all the parts you need to buy in order to accomplish a complete re-powering and re-rigging of an outboard powered boat, then you will have to contract this out to someone who can do it, and in that case you might want to ask them how much they think it will cost.

Why don't you really try this. I think it would be more beneficial for you to work out a plan for the (hypothetical) repowering of the Whaler (you think you might buy), then present that plan to the readers of this forum and ask them to review it and make suggestions. This would be of benefit to you and to other readers.

Now to answer your direct question--which I always try to do when I have posted a response to your inquiries--I would tell you that re-rigging a boat with new engines can be a rather long and complex process which could take many weekends--maybe a whole summer of weekend--to accomplish, or it could be as simple as having the new engine bolted on and connecting all the existing cables to it (assuming they are compatible).

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