Thanks for the response, I've been trawling the net for quite a while and cannot find any specs on a KAD44, the closest I can get is on newer motors but even then Volvo seem to give limited information - cannot find torque figures or weights?!
I understand the loss of low end torque would be a negative, but I'm wondering if weight savings and a mass increase in power would be enough to off set that?
This is how I envisage the build:
6.2L LS3 Complete Engine Package - 425 hp - Michigan Motorz
383 Mag Stroker Complete Engine Package FUEL INJECTION
+ a bravo 3
Then a bit of dieting: remove toilet/shower, fridge, sink, gas cooker, anchor winch, excessive electronics - I only need 1 small hand held GPS that I can move between helms!
Remove the anti-foul and keep it on a floating dock.
Essentially I am looking for a boat thats sheltered enough that I can use in the colder months, quick enough to blast to France/Jersey on a summers day, and sounds the dogs dangles when you cruise past people.
In my head it works great, but I want extra information to further my thoughts on it.
I agree about re-sale value... I'm in 2 minds as it's a good way of getting a brand new engine into an older hull which traditionally holds its value well. Could make a great little boat or something that makes a lot of noise as it fails to plane!