I have 2 tired 1990 454 Carbureted Crusader 350 model engines in my 1990 Tiara 33 open. I have an option to repower with long block 454's with the same specs or with the 8.1's. Cost of the conversion is not the only factor in my decision. The considerations I have are quickness to plane, fuel economy, technology, serviceability, parts and longevity.
Any thoughts or experiences? Has anyone made the conversion to the 8.1's in this vessel or a similiar vessel in size and displacement? The Tiara is 15,000 lbs loaded and a 12 foot beam.
Thanks in advance