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Old 08-13-2013, 12:32 AM   #11
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Not surprised about the outcome. Quote is in line with what I have others paid (new or rebuilt long block?).

Best of luck finding work.

We all learn the hard way at some time in our lives.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:51 PM   #12
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the good news is one cylinder dead mean valves.

I'd just pull the head off, if all over cylinder are equal in psi.

Could be as easy as a $16 bend push rod or head gasket.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:37 PM   #13
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Great idea, pascavone. I'll try that once I get the boat out of storage.
Can anyone recommend a decent repair shop in the Burlington, VT area??

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Old 03-05-2014, 10:00 PM   #14
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When you stored the boat did you get all the water out of the cylinder? Also did you fog it with fogging oil. If not the piston rings may now be siezed. Pull the spark plugs and see if you can turn the engine over by hand.
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New development.
After getting the boat out of the water and suspecting the shop I got the estimate from was not reputable, I put the muffs back on today, checked oil level, turned on the water supply, and attempted to start the motor.
It started right up, ran quiet and idled fine. I ran it up to 2000RPM with no knocks or other sounds and no smoking. I then engaged the prop and it did not turn in forward, went to reverse and it turned, then back to forward and it rotated.

Hearing some noise from the prop area so now, I'm guessing the motor survived and I must have broken the impeller and water pump. Going to take it to another service dealer and have the gear box and water pump serviced, and engine oil changed.

Silver lining. Fingers crossed.

Again mucho thanks to everyone who replied. Will keep you updated. Hope springs!! My wife has forgiven me.

BTW I did drain the motor before storage last winter. Seems to be fine now.
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So what happened to the dead cylinder? The engine will run fine with a dead cylinder when not under load (in the water under way). Have the new dealer check the engine compression.
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