OK. So the shop said yes we can weld it but it would be temporary at best. They also said I should replace the exhaust
valve, lap or replace the intake valve .... etc
So not wanting to get stuck in strong current
with a unreliable motor
means I will buy a new head
It looks like these heads come complete and assembled. This is a bit of a silver lining because I wont need to pay a shop to do any work.
All I need is the new head
and a gasket
Im waiting for quotes here in Vancouver but, Im expecting it would be rather expensive.
I checked with the Canadian Customs
and marine motor parts
(even from Japan) carry no duty at the border so I would only need to pay the GST.
Looks like I will be heading to the States.
I might as well pick up an extra impeller,anode, secodary filter, gaskets, thermostat, oil filter
, for next years service