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Old 04-02-2014, 06:28 PM   #1
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Smile 1997 20' SRF engine swap

Hello everybody, this is my first post but I have read most of the old posts. I just got a 20' Maxum Ski and Fish with a bad motor. I took it to the repair shop and they wanted $6000 to swap the engine so I thought its time to learn how to do it myself. If anyone is interested I will post step by step pictures.
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:06 PM   #2
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stiches welcome aboard.

Is the boat an outboard or I/O? What engine?

We love projects so keep us posted.
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Hi Mike thank you for the welcome.

Its an I/O with a Mercruiser 350. DSC_0141 (2).jpg

It has an Alpha II drive.

I am going to post more pictures soon as the project moves along.

First step will be drive removal I guess.

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Correct the drive must be removed first. Do you have a mercruiser manual?
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I downloaded one for the engine but I don't think it includes the drive.
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Hey Mike ever had any dealing with Doug Russell's out there on the east coast? I see his advertisements all the time in my boating magazine... wonder if they are any cheaper?

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Anyone tried Rapido Marine? 2K shipped for a 350 Vortec seems pretty good.
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Hey Mike ever had any dealing with Doug Russell's out there on the east coast? I see his advertisements all the time in my boating magazine... wonder if they are any cheaper?

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Roger I bought a new 4.3 longblock from them a many (9) years ago. No issues and got what I thought was the best price at the time.
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I downloaded one for the engine but I don't think it includes the drive.
To remove the drive, remove outer nuts on rams and remove the thread shaft. Then remove the 6 nuts on the top half facing rearward. Then pull drive off.

PS the shifter must be in forward.
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I really enjoy pictures of other people working! Just kidding. Good luck with the project. Post lots of pictures!
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