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Old 09-01-2009, 20:01   #1
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Volvo Saildrive Boot Replacement - DIY?

Soon-to-be-mine boat has MD2030 sail drives that from all available records / historical info are original to the boat. That also means that they've exceeded the 7-year rubber boot replacement interval.

I've found a few threads here about replacing the boot, but wonder how difficult a job it truly is. Yes I know the boat must be on the hard, but is this something best hired out or can it be done by a person of average mechanical skills?

And a related question is which repair manual is best for this unit? Manufacturer's or a Seloc / other version?
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straight up easy.
drain the oil, drop the lower, unbolt the ring. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Thanks Pat!
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does the boat have a fairing boot against the hull where the leg comes out?
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I believe it does. Will get a close look at it during survey on the 19th.
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Volvo has a reboot kit with the fairing boot.
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