Originally Posted by REB181
he took the heads off and found metal pieces said it needs a sleeve but he says doing that could make the other wall weak so chose not to do that but I think I can get another block for it it's a 454 so he said the heads look fine and the exhaust too, he also said to look for a block with 289 in the serial # has thicker walls as for the rest of the boat he is sending me photos of the inside said it's in good condition, he stripped the bottom paint so need to do that and he also said it's a 2700 but it 28ft and weighs 7400 not 6545 like other ad's say I don't think he will come down on price though I think he's been dealing with lowballers your thoughts.....oh yea it has a bravo1 out drive ..
Hard to say without seeing any pictures.
I am assuming it has a Bravo II outdrrive, correct?
Did your mechanic say where he thought the metal came from?
A sleeve would mean a damaged cylinder wall which typically occurs from either a dropped valve or ring issues. The latter happen when water get into the cylinders which is >90% due to bad exhaust. The exhaust is water cooled as required by the coast guard due to confined space.