|Posted: June 01 2011 at 18:10 | IP Logged
Botton line is cost. For a crated (new) diesel w/new fuel tank, controls and guages: around $30K, if you're a gearhead. A 266's market value is $10K give or take. So. This would need to not be about money, which happens- but not often. If you did it, there would be other $$$ spent too...of the unplanned sort. So again, this would need to not be about money. If you actually did it, it would be a awesome boat....but, consider all angles carefully...we're talking $60k... easy.
Recommend R&R of existing setup at 1/3 the cost or less...maybe a lot less.
Hope you made it to the mainland ok! That route is not an open boat type of trip!
Roy & Laurie, S.F. Bay Area
'83 280, hardtop, single 305