I guess this is the age old question but I'm considering some upgrades to the boat this winter in addition to the new paint
My 82 21' Eliminator has a SBC 350 in it and what we have come to the conclusion of a Volvo Penta 250 (or 270 no tag) outdrive which works well. My only drawback is the lack of an ability to trim the drive while under power and power steering.
Is it worth the headache to upgrade to a Mercruiser to gain that and set the ground work for future performance upgrades? My plan is to strip the boat to the hull over the winter and repaint the entire thing so I don't have a problem with re-doing the transom mount to accept the new drive.
What do you guys think? Anyone done this before, Other than the drive and Gimble housing is there a lot of other modifications?
I think I added enough info to get the question started but I'm still fairly new to the boating scene and can add more if needed.