If you look carefully at the photo
of my engine mount you will notice that there is no nut below the mounting bracket. Both nuts are on the bolt ABOVE the bracket.
I was talking to a boat engineer
today and he was explaining how I should do the alienment - I suddenly realised that the engine on my boat has not been properly mounted from new !
All four of the mounts look the same as this photo, the other three are not broken of course but they have BOTH nuts ABOVE the bracket - so there is no way to do the engine alignment properly.
The guys that but the engiine in didn't know what they were doing - or maybe they did and wanted to sell another one in a years time when this one had worn out !
Anyway I am sooo glad that I have been in the industrial estate asking questions all day and eventually finding someone who knew what he was talking about and explianed it to me.
I will definitely do the alignment myself - it is too improtant to leave to some idiot that calls himself a boat machanic.
Anyway - just thought that I'd pass this point on to you guys.
All the best