I am new the forum and have a 1985 Catalina 30
sailboat with a universal m25xp diesel engine
. Current engine
apparently has internal failure according to the previous owner and needs to be pulled and rebuilt. I have access to another same model used running engine for approximately the same cost as a rebuild
Struggling to find diesel
mechanics in my area (Half moon bay near San Francisco). I have pulled and worked on car engines so know basics.
Am I foolish to attempt an engine swap? Not finding much information about the procedure? I understand pulling the engine & using the boom to swing out the old motor
and swing in the new motor
. Major questions about engine alignment with old mounts and prop shaft, careful with seacocks, etc. but not shy to get my hands dirty.