Any suggestions on what to do with a 'semi-serviceable' Volvo-Penta Saildrive
OK, a bit of background: we had just departed Opua, NZ for Fiji
in April when the engine
struggled then died. Long story short, we had to return and lift
out for full diagnosis: a failed needle bearing in the top assembly.
It was impossible to find a replacement assembly, at least any time soon, but we had the option of buying
a whole new Saildrive
at a (small) discount. Gulp, OK then. We switched it out and were gone in 24 hrs.
Months later, now back in Oz, we have time to sit back and think what to do with the original, which we've been carrying as ballast ever since. Namely: (a) have it refurbished for resale, (b) advertise for sale
'as is' and hope someone out there needs the leg and bottom assembly only, or (c) toss it and accept the entire loss.
Option (a) is probably expensive and a risk, if we can't subsequently find someone who wants a hand-me-down Saildrive.
Option (c) is difficult to accept. I'm still grieving the initial loss.
So does that only leave option (b) or does anyone else out there have any bright ideas...?