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Old 04-27-2021, 05:21 PM
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Atomic 4 Engine for sale

We just pulled our vintage Atomic 4 out of our Catalina 30 to switch to electric drive.
The head is cracked as water was leaking out the top of it when operating. Otherwise it appears to be in decent shape.
We have the original carb, ( had changed it over to electric fuel pump two years ago) starter, wiring harness,
The motor is available near Wilmington, DE. Any fair offer will be accepted. I do hope someone will restore the motor for future use.
Please let me know if you wish to see photos or if you have any questions.
Best regards,
Dave Santoleri
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:51 PM
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Please post pictures. There are many folks looking for a motor. In my personal world, I have a good head and block is rusting away into the bilge. Thanks. Good luck with your electric. Interested to see where you plan to put all the batteries to run that sucker!!
"Twice Around" - '77 Catalina 30, #511 with original A-4 & MMI manifold.
She is even happier with fresh paint on the topsides!
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Old 04-28-2021, 09:59 PM
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Change an A4 plus a full tank of gas out for an electric motor plus batteries? Will be interesting to see what range you get for the same weight.
Well, when the batteries go flat you still have the sails.
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I've noticed a couple of trends regarding electric propulsion:
  1. Skippers who made the decision either by careful reasoning or buying into the claims are usually bombarded by dock expert naysayers. We, of all people, should sympathize with them because we get the same thing regarding our gasoline fueled engines. Because of the negative dock tripe we proceed to observation #2.
  2. Skippers who are disappointed by the end result - and I'm certain there are some - seldom admit it. That's too bad because an honest discussion of the pros and cons would be valuable information.
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prior boats 1987 Westsail 32, 1970 Catalina 22
Had my hands in a few others

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