Since the Merc has some value, it could beI am looking at that as an option. i just don't like the weight. Plus, without a re-drive, the max they are getting is about 100 hp.
Plus, I'v got a 115 hp Merc sitting on the back of a junk boat.......so it put me to thinkin'......never good
I hope this works out well for you. Post some pictures as you progress............I think I am most interested for it as a project. Plus, the same physical size engine can be had....up to 150 hp. So I am looking at the one I've got and thinking ahead.....There is a 135 HP model that may be just about perfect. Again, same exact size, just different Carbs and ports and reeds.
Plus, I think the main reason I am attracted to it is because it is NOT an aircraft engine, and people say it Can't or shouldn't be done.