It's a pain, even with an engine hoist. At least on my boat it was way more difficult getting it off than on. On mine, the bolts tended to get wedged in the holes in the transom. The same thing happened when I put it back on, but it was easier to hammer them in from the outside of the boat than from down under the back deck near the motor ... I only have small access doors to that part of the boat.(I was wishing I had a midget that I could fit down in there to give me a hand).Good Morning Ricky, Hatti and everyone.
No big plans this weekend. We just bought a new 200 hp Johnson motor for our boat. I foresee us spending the entire weekend at my friends mechanic shop.
Nothing ever comes easy. I am predicting some problems taking off the 150 hp Johnson. Salt water probably rusted and fused all the bolts and screws. Should be fun. Lucky me! Woo hoo! lol
I surely hope that everyone else has fun for me!
The starter pinion just went out on mine ... it kept getting stuck and would not come up to engage the flywheel when starting the engine. I could still start it, but I'd have to go back and wiggle the starter pinion with a screw driver and that would work for one start attempt. I ordered a new pinion, but haven't put it on yet (it's not that hard ... just need to pop off the fly wheel). I'm not sure we will make it out on the lake again this year. It's been unseasonably cool since the end of August.
I think we are going to have a cold winter ... our summer was not terribly hot and fall weather has come early. A bit cool beats being too hot and humid, if you ask me.