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    I have a 2001 CC25 with a 7.4 L Volvo with water in 2 cylinders, and need
    to rebuild or replace it--------my mechanic ( not a CC dealer---there are none near here) has given me 3 or 4 options for gas replacement. Cheapest option is about $8,500, complete for a rebuild

    Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated..........


  • #2
    The only option is a Crusader. They are the only one that warrents against the water ingestion. My advise would be to call Keith at the factory and get his opinion on which one.
    Life is to short for an ugly boat

    2015 Enclosed Helm 35


    • #3
      Go with a Steyr diesel conversion, not much more but definetly worth the costs. contact by e-mail I give #


      • #4

        Crusader repower will make you smile in terms of performance and reliability. Feel free to give me a call and I can tell you what this involves and give you an idea of price to complete (757.461.6301).

        If you want to go diesel that is an option, but the $ are quite a bit more.

        Whatever you do, do NOT put a Volvo 8.1 back in the boat . . .



        • #5
          Repower Option

          Anchor Marine just south of Annapolis is a CC dealer; I guess if you are on the lower shore of MD it might be a long drive but only an hour from Easton.


          • #6
            Thanks, folks

            I have spoken to Keith at CC about the repower, and it looks like I'll get a Crusader 8.1L .........

            The advice from you all was right on----since I can't afford a diesel, this seems like the best (only) option........

            I can't help but think that the broker/dealer knew what was up when I bought the boat 2 years ago


            • #7
              Any cost estimate on the repower?


              • #8
                The Crusader is a tight fit at the rear due to the heat exchanger but it's do able. I'm enjoying the one I installed this year. Had it off shore from Harkers Island yesterday.

                Who is going to install it?
                Advance, NC


                • #9
                  Outriggers...what kind of numbers were you seeing (gph, speeds, etc.)? I guess you're still breaking in the engine at this point.



                  • #10
                    We had 4 people on the boat Saturday and a large cooler full of Ice and another cooler and a full load of fuel. I saw about 40 on the gps running at 4200 rpm. It may be a little over on the props (Mercruiser Bravo 3) running 22 inch props.

                    First time off shore in the boat. What a pleasure compared to the prior 25' Donzi Walkaround. I've been offshore sever time in a friends 25classicTso I know the ride .The two friends onboard kept grabbing for support every time we hit a wave but it just rolled on thru smoothly.
                    Advance, NC