Originally Posted by JLeuck64
Just a guess... but I think you will be disappointed with the boats performance if you go to all the trouble of making that engine combination fit. It looks like it is only a four cylinder engine in the photo.
I disagree to some extent.......diesels do take longer to "spool up" so the 0-36 mph time will suffer, but it should "hold" speed rather well (good for slalom), get 2-3 times the fuel economy of a gas V-8 and last much longer too. It would be a great engine choice in a wakeboard boat (heavy, ballast). I know diesel is the way to go for alot of reasons in europe.
Did you consider a 5.7 liter V-8 powered by propane? I know that's a good combo in europe as well.
BTW, that gelcoat is looking good!
2-week project? That's awesome! Looking forward to the pics as things progress.