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What is needed in order to put a Mercedes diesel in a boat?

Hi all,

I want to buy a boat, and I have at least one each spare OM617a, OM603 (1987 300TD), and OM606.912 lying around, and so naturally I am wondering what it takes to install a classic MB diesel in a boat.

--how to connect it to propeller(s)?
--how to arrange a dry sump (or, does one vacuum out the oil through the dipstick tube if in a boat?)?
--advantages / disadvantages to a turbo in a boat?
--special gotcha's?

Thanks for all advice.
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A consideration; is the boat to be used in fresh or salt water?

A suggestion; go to a marine engine website and see what is needed to adapt the engine.

Sounds like a fun thing to do. I would love to have an MB turbo engined boat.
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