Well, I am getting both transmissions rebuilt this year. This is the thing I have dreaded most. I have to cut some supports out of the inside of the boat so I can lift the transmissions up and out. If not, I would have to remove the generator and then each engine to get them out. It appears that this was done before on the port transmission as a strut was already cut out. Since the engines currently, and I put emphasis on the word currently, run without issues I don't want to pull them. I figure that if I am pulling the engines I will just get them rebuilt so that I don't need to pull them later. With the corrosion issues I had, my port side strut is shot and needs replaced, the starboard is in better condition but needs replaced as well. I am also going to repack the stuffing box for this as well.
So my questions are as follows:
1. What are your opinions on the engine situation? Just pull the tranny's or do it all?
2. What are some of the areas that I need to be aware of that I am not thinking of?
-I will be having the transmissions rebuilt at the company that purchased Paragon. They are giving me a pretty decent price for the work. I hope I can talk the tech into working for cash on the side to help put them back in.
3. Even though I plan on getting someone that knows what they're doing to reinstall them, what should I expect? I am expecting a large PITA.