Originally Posted by AdamLein
Like many others have suggested, I do all my own work on my motor, which is worth <$200. It takes forever. I spend hours reading forums, getting books from the library, looking through my SELOC manual, trying out one test, not understanding what the results of the test are telling me, staring at the thing, taking bits off and putting them back on, etc. In one trip to the boat to work on the motor, I can get at most one simple operation done.
Ha ha, this made me laugh. It's amazing how, no matter how long I end up staring at my engine (or any other boat project), it just won't up and fix itself. Even if I stare real hard like.
I guess I just wasn't born with that supernatural mechanic gene.