|The old engine sitting in cockpit|
|A dirty bilge and engine mounts|
|A clean painted bilge with new engine mounts|
|Half way in|
|New Motor in the door|
During this time the paint had dried and I installed the new engine mounts close to the same elevations as the old ones. I figured this would be a good starting place. Phase Two complete. Now I reversed the process and carried the new engine, broken apart, onto the boat. I put it down into the cabin and reassembled it on the floor. From here, after torquing everything up to spec, I attached the same tackle and lifted it through the door, switched the tackle and lifted it into the compartment and onto the new mounts. It went easier than I thought it would. I spent the next hour leveling and getting the gap correct on the coupler. When I had the coupler level to a .20mm gap all the way around I tightened everything up. Another hour putting all the plumbing back in place and re-connecting all the wires. I consulted the pictures I took before removing to be sure they were going back in the right place.
We came back in and tied up in the slip. The bilge came on and I out of habit looked at the discharge. Water and diesel were coming out. I shut of bilge pump and opened the engine compartment to find diesel fuel everywhere. WTF? I wiped everything down looking for the source. I could see a gallon or more in the bilge but no source. I had my friend fire up the motor again and immediately saw fuel squirting out of the back side of a fuel line. Shutting off the engine I wiped it all down. I spent the next two hours cleaning out the bilge and replacing the blown fuel line with one off the old motor. Primed and bled, she started right back up and ran fine.