|Radeen works the engine room....|
First on the list today was to work on adding new Yanmar motor mounts. Next, we swapped out the low quality exhaust mixing elbow with the standard yanmar mixing elbow. No this is not the top of the line 3", $1,000 mixing elbow, but it is what our boat came with, so we will stay with it. I know, we think this may have been the lead cause of our engine failure, so we plan to replace this every 3-4 years now. We also need to install the transmission and an optional starter solenoid relay. We have to add the coolant loop to the hot water heater, which is an option on the engine installs. This makes hot water when the engine is running, a must have. A stock engine does not come with this.
|The new engine in the the crate|
So, we will try first, but then if it will not twist into the engine room, we will cut up the teak box and remove the side post, giving full access.
The goal Tuesday......GET THE ENGINE INTO THE ENGINE ROOM!
|We were towed over to the marina|
|The crane reached between the back stays and lowered the engine below, well done!|
|There it is, our new Yanmar 3JH2e below deck on the IP 35|
|Oops, we found a broken motor mount, which will be re-welded|
|Old school, very old school /Yanmar exhaust mixing elbow must go|
|Mixing elbow off|
|New mixing elbow installed|
|New motor mounts installed, 100 lbs starboard, 150 lbs port side.|
|Ka-ching, these motor mounts were 3 years old. Out with them and in with new one$|
OK, day one of the engine re-install is a wrap. Let's hope we get this installed and running soon. Thanks for following along.