I am considering a purchase of a 1981 3007 aft cabin with 3.8 liter twins.
The engine hours are unknown:
Broker's Quote: "Unfortunately I have little idea of hours on the engines and the owner doesn't appear to have much of an idea either but the Hobbs meters indicate more hours than these engines physically show so I am guessing that at some stage, they have been rebuilt."
The boat looks good but my concern is with the older engines and finding replacement parts and the whole engine, if necessary. It looks like these engines will be hard to find parts for. I have done some searching online and find very little reference to them. I have not found a place to purchase new engines.
If the mechanical inspection is acceptable, I would expect at least several years of use, then, if an engine replacement is needed, I may have to repower with a different model engine. I suspect we would want to stay with gasoline engines.
I have seen a lot of reference to the 4.3 crusader engine. This is a V6 as well and there appears to be easy access to this model. I am hoping that the physical size difference would not be big enough to cause issues with engine room space. I assume that both engines are Chevy, the transmission would bolt up the same.
- *Has anyone on this forum repowered a 3007?
*If so, what did you repower with?
*How did it go?