Well not sure I did it better then a yanmar
agent, but I did do it lots cheaper..
I figure a trained fellow, could have the engine
apart in a day and back together, if done right, in two days. Someone could do it in a day if you left out all the measuring required.
labor rates that about $2700 for labor not counting removal
. Add costs for pulling and installing the engine
, and it could easily get to $8,000-$10,000.
That's not including machining which for me was only $275. Parts
were $700 for the yanmar bits and another $100 ish for hose clamps, new exhaust
,etc. Plus $80 for the special tool fabrication. I thought the yanmar parts
prices were quite reasonable. Well except for the two engine mounts which was about 40 percent of the total yanmar bill... Ouch.
Tomorrow I take the boat on a three hour tour and find a quiet spot for a few days.. I've about 2 hours on the engine at the moment, with part of that being a short trip just to make sure the engine, prop were happy. Everyone says it sounds really good. Its been a while since its run so well.