I knew that the fuel tank replacement project wouldn't be limited to just a fuel tank but I didn't realize how far afield the project might go. However, it makes good sense to make the needed replacements while things are apart and accessible.
|Top: One of the old motor mounts|
Bottom: One of the new motor mounts in place
The steel angles that support the motor mounts (as well as the brackets to the motor) were removed, thoroughly cleaned up, decreased, and painted prior to installing the new motor mounts. While each motor mount was being replaced, the motor was temporarily supported by wooden blocks off the hull. The bolts that are imbedded in new Yanmar (Size # 100) motor mounts are a slightly larger diameter than the old ones but the holes in the motor brackets were large enough to accommodate the larger diameter bolts. This work was done while the boat was in the water (just prior to the quick haul out).
|Isometric cutaway view of PSS shaft seal|