One of the biggest disappointments was the engine – a 42 HP Vetus diesel with low hours. On initial inspection, l was unable to turn it over manually. So on Feb. 12, 2010 I decided to pull the engine to facilitate a close inspection. With significant effort, the engine was finally removed on Mar. 12, 2010.
The inspection showed severe damage due to corrosion. So a complete rebuild was performed, including a inspection fo the transmission, and the removal of rest of the drive train (shaft, coupling, prop, Cutlass bearing, packing gland). Finally a test run of the engine was performed on Oct. 28, 2010.
Details of the removal and inspection can be found here (engine rebuild).