Repair or replace volvo penta

 Hi fella here. 

Have purchased a 20ft regent viscount with a aq145 i think and 280 leg.My question is what is the best way to check motor is ok.The circ pump and alternator are frozen but motor winds over.Thinking of doing compression test before i go ripping it out. Toying with putting a pod and about 175-200hp behind or maybe just cutting  transom out  and building splash well in.Budget is limited as the project boat came out of the blue. Otherwise cut hull up and send to

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Cost more than its worth to

Thu, 2017-11-16 12:27

Cost more than its worth to fix the motor and leg. If the hull is ok then rip out the motor and leg, patch the hole pod it and wack a 2nd hand OB on her


More drum lines, kill the bloody sharks!

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 Hulls not bad

Thu, 2017-11-16 12:42

 Hulls not bad nick...few.spider cracks in gelcoat...reckon could get a coupla bucks for motor and leg...type of pod is another matter also

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 An old Volvo will never be a

Thu, 2017-11-16 12:51

 An old Volvo will never be a cheap thing to get back on the water.


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 Nows the time to ask who

Thu, 2017-11-16 13:15

 Nows the time to ask who does good pods

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Talk to Glenn Swarbrick

Fri, 2017-11-17 12:01

 Swarbrick and Swarbrick Yachts in Sparks Rd, Henderson

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PM sent

Thu, 2017-11-16 14:00

PM sent

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 You will likely find another

Thu, 2017-11-16 18:58

 You will likely find another AQ used for next to nothing if you look around.
Dont think you'd be knocked over in the rush...


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 Thanks for the replies

Sun, 2017-11-19 18:31

 Thanks for the replies guys....holidays finished so back to work an think about the boat