"Yes..... agreed! This would b
"Yes..... agreed! This would be a good thing to do if the boat is worth salvaging!
This is no doubt an older boat since it had the OMC Stringer drive. Have you considered an AQ series Volvo Penta drive? Probably less expensive and it is a better drive, IMO!
Keep in mind that a "Stringer" drive did not require a structural transom.
Many of these were one layer only of plywood core material.
This is not necessarily a deal breaker, so long as you realize that a greater "build-up" of core material is necessary for a transom mounted stern drive..... (two layers vs only one).
I'd say that a project like this is very doable!
Rick ... aka Ricardo..... AQ series Volvo Penta repair
28' SDN F/B w/ twin Volvo Penta 5.7L DP's
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