Thank you Barry.
I spend the time to photograph and document this stuff to give other O'day 34/35 owners (other brand / model boat owners too!) some ideas, and the courage, to try and tackle some this stuff themselves. If I can do it, anyone can.
Here is what the engine looked like when I bought her in the fall of 2010;
The cooling hose is held clear of that old Motorola 50A alternator by Zip Ties!
The old style M25 alternator bracket! Which explains the new timing case cover.
The coolant pump leaked like a sieve. (See that green fuzzy stuff - coolant!)
That T on the coolant elbow was full of air, so the temp never read accurately.
The wiring was a rats nest, everything was re-wired, but not to ABYC color code, nor was it documented.
the seal around the crankshaft was cracked and leaked. It sprayed a light coating motor oil over everything.
I had 2 surveyors look at the boat and neither one thought anything was amiss...
Hot water heater was plumbed into the main cooling circuit, with big honkin' hoses.
Wooden backing plate NPT/NPS fittings and a strainer on the undersized through hull. I couldn't reach that through hull handle either.
Sorry to see that your stem head fitting cracked. Let us know how you get it repaired.