Monday, May 30, 2011

New Engine - Day 6

Oh happy day!  Feels like Christmas around engine arrived about 10AM....old worn cutless bearing has been removed (where the shaft exits the hull) metal plates will be fabricated and welded inside the bilge (hopefully tomorrow) for the motor mounts to rest on.  The shaft, prop and PSS dripless seal are due to arrive tomorrow as well.

It seems the timing of the engine replacement was impeccable....closer examination of the old engine showed broken metal bits where the gearbox was attached to the would have failed suddenly, usually in the worst possible location, so it is good we are tackling this now!

Scraping , sanding and varnishing continue on the hatches and the sun is still shining!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on getting your new Yanmar!! Hope the installation goes well. It's raining over here but getting better by the day - hopefully we will also get sunshine by Wednesday. Don't work the 'Better Half' too hard!!!

Take Care, D&A