I have just purchased new motor
mounts for my Tobago
35's two Yanmar 2GM20
. I guess I am writing to vent!! The mounts do look like they are the nicest way to hold an engine
in a boat; with angular blocks of rubber on which the little vibrating powerpack can float away. But CHRIST, these things cost just under $200 a piece, and in my boat I need six of these buggers.
I have just ordered them, and hope to get them installed before I put the boat back in the water
. Any experience in this respect? It seems that the former owner (charter company) somehow ended up epoxying in one of these guys, so I imagine I have some work to do. I do not know why they are pasted in, and will be chipping away like a forensic scientist. Any suggestions as to how I should proceed? I have to figure out how to lift
the engines up from the engine bed
, and whether the work might interfere with the sealing system for the saildrives.
Actually, I would love to communicate with anyone who has any information regarding these or related engines and saildrives. I thirst for the knowledge. I want to go to sea for long periods, only one year from now.
I also have lots of pictures regarding the boat and its systems. Would love to share.
Laurie Corbett (Sonosailor)