Thanks to everyone who has posted on this site. When the Saildrive
was split from the engine
and I saw the springs and shattered plate at the bottom of the housings,...I was ecstatic , something like seeing your misses undressed for the first time! I had already received the damper plate from Nanni on spec and so the sight of the loose items confirmed what you guys said. With the assistance from the local MarineEngineering company at Mackay Marina, in particular Ashley, the replacement process to engine
running again was only 1.5 hours. I guess I must have been a little heavy handed over the months changing from fwd to reverse to do such damage,... But then again,... It may have been accumulated damage culminating in the final failure put down to the pressure of coming into tight marinas
, who wiling side winds and driver inexperience.
I have learnt my lesson,.... Nice and slow!