Some of you may remember my E40 sunk at the slip beginning of may. Electrolysis
of the stbd head thru hull
. Boat bottomed out in 6.5 feet of water
and bow down, but the perkins
was under water
. The alternator
, starter are hosed, and salt water
is in the engine
I don't have the cash for a replacement engine
, so a rebuild
is in the future.
I could try to just flush it out, after new starter and alternator
, but of course my local engine guy does not recommend that, and I would like the peace of mind that rebuild
would bring. Also it will allow me to spruce up the engine space, all new insulation
, replace the fuel tank
( that I just repaired but has water sitting in it for 3 months now.... why that long is a hard story... just know that marina's contractor yards only suck).
So I need a good place to send it to. My local wants to send it to Houston
, and that may be fine, but he won't give me a estimate and that just makes me not want to use him.
Anyone do a rebuild on the engine and if so where did you send it out to?
What in addition to the engine should I consider replacing?
I want to upgrade the alternator to a 150 amp balmar
so I would need a larger pulley. Which one? Serpentine or dual 3/8"? New panel? What about the heat exchanger
When the engine is rebuilt, what should I ask for or insist is done.
Lastly, how much should I expect to pay for this. I was told roughly 6K but that is a guestimate.