Thank you for posting that. I did not think to do so.
I have been working on the boat removing all the old corroded, non- functioning "seacocks" (gate valves) and replacing them with proper bronze seacocks and new PVC board backing blocks.
Both heads had to be removed to get at the seacocks. I also removed most of the rotten work under them in prep to reinstalling them.
: Turns over easily with a wrench. I have learned from dockmates of PO(who passed) that he had scoped the cylinders and determined there was no corrosion or scoring. He also had the injectors rebuilt and installed with new injector lines. I have shop manuals for the engine.
: Also turns over freely. I discovered that the exhaust elbow had corroded off, which explains why I found a new one with gasket on the boat.
: Brother of PO states that the AC had a slow leak which his brother was unable to find. I see that the compressor has recently been replaced.
; We cleaned the running gear. Prop and strut seem to be in good condition. Prop shaft has surface pitting to a depth of 1/32 or so. I have not gotten around to checking the shaft seal. How ever the boat was in the water when I took ownership. I spent the night on her and the pump ran maybe twice during the night. She has a very small bilge so it seems that the shaft seal is not leaking.
Fuel tanks are half full.
I have been concentrating on doing the work necessary to launch her again, that is why I concentrated on the thruhulls first.
Please fell free to call 561-255-2561. Charles