My friend and I just purchased a 1981 C&C
30 in great shape except for a known transmission
problem (Yanmar diesel-the engine
itself is in great shape). We got it from a non-profit boat club so they didn't know what the exact problem would be. Our mechanic
has now said that the transmission
is damaged beyond repair and supposedly is having a hard time finding a rebuilt core
to replace our core-currently he is talking to the Yanmar
company who is searching their warehouse for a replacement part. We have decided to go with an outboard
so we can have a decent sailing season and will work on the inboard issue along the way.
My question is-should I be shopping
around mechanics to see if someone else can fix this or does what my mechanic
telling me sound reasonable? My sailing friends around here don't have any experience with transmission problems so I'm at the mercy of whatever the mechanic says.