I am new to the forum and decided it was time for my first post. I have a 19 foot 1969 Tahiti that has been in my family since new. The boat has an inline six and the original mercruiser outdrive. The hull is solid but I plan on gutting it for new paint and interior. The boat has a ton of sentimental value and I would love to bring it back to life. The boat will be a family lake and ski boat. I would like to build a mild small block and replace the outdrive. Im thinking alpha 1 but I'm not sure. It's a bit hard to find resources as its basically a jet style hull with an outdrive. Am I headed in the right direction with the alpha 1? What sort of issues might come up? The project is in the planning stages and I can't wait to get started. I'd appreciate any help.