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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

But what is the actual problem? The Hurth Jim? Or the flex plate? Both are pretty low tech R & R jobs. I helped a friend a few yrs ago. It took about 6 hrs maybe to pull his hurth box and flex plate which was all broken. He put the new flex plate in in less then 3 hrs too!

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So far, they don't know. The insurance company wanted two things: 1) an estimate to diagnose the cause of the problem, and 2) a "worst case" estimate of what it would take to fix the problem. The marina isn't sure yet whether the transmission is shot or not; if it isn't, a good chunk of the cost goes away. Similarly, if pulling the engine out and replacing the damping plate is easier than they expect, then the cost comes down.

The complicating factor here is the way the engine compartment is laid out. The engine needs to be slid forward, into the cabin, to allow access to the bell housing. It could MAYBE be done without sliding the engine forward, but the lost productivity time spent hunched over the engine, hunting for tools, etc., is probably going to exceed the cost of moving the engine. If I DIMS, I don't see me being able to move the engine out, so I'll have to pay them to do that. I know I want them to put the engine back (so it is properly aligned). So, in the end, I don't know that I'd save a whole lot in labor charges. If you are right, and it's only 9-10 hours, then that will bring the bill down by about $1400, which would be fantastic.

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Any idea what a new 20-25HP would cost?

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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

Okay, why all of a sudden are you looking at new engines Jim?

I'm hoping for good news on the cause of the problems. I'm sure you are too.

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Thanks Chuck!

I'm just looking at all my options. I don't really expect that a new engine will be in the cards, or necessary. The estimate includes a decent amount of labor hours, and I was just wondering if, in the end, it would be more cost-effective or efficient to go with a new engine since all the marina would be doing is pulling the old, and dropping in a new.

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Sounds like your boat is surrounded by thinkers and very few "doers" LOL It's not rocket science and they are making it out to be.

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LOL...very true.

If the boat were at my "home" marina, I'd be tempted to try to do the repairs myself. But at this point, I really just want the boat fixed.

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Jim I'm in the area and not working at the moment so let me know if there is anything I can help you with.

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