I was planning an engine
replacement, bought a new diesel engine
, had it shipped to the marina, then ran out of money
. Meanwhile, the marina admittedly "jumped the gun" and went ahead and took the old Atomic 4 out. Now, the boat is on the hard
and not even seaworthy
. Evidently, they had to cut the propeller
shaft to get the old engine out. Basically, there is a hole in the back of my boat. I'm not going to have the money
for the installation
of the new diesel
this season. But I would like to sail this summer, perhaps using an outboard
. What are my options? Is it possible to plug
the shaft log on a sailboat? How? Are there fittings for this? Is it crazy to think about glassing over the hole temporarily?
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.