Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Tupelo, MS
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Depends upon who is going to get the engine out and put it back. I don't know about the Bayfield, but most installations make it very difficult to get an engine out - and back in. I saw one case where the boat owner just gave up and was trying to sell the boat with the engine disassembled in the boat.
If you are going to ask a marine service center to do the complete job then they can give you a price range.
I wouldn't do it that way. I can remove and re-install the engine myself, so I'd lift it out - maybe in two pieces, head and body - put it on a pallet and take it to a John Deere dealer. John Deere engines are Yanmars, too. I have bought parts for my engine there.
But call John Deere first. Things being what they are, there may be a contractual problem with them working on a marine engine.
Boats with engine problems are not worth much. Not worth anything to some people; a little more to me.
When you come to a "Y" in the road, take it....Yogi Berra