Originally Posted by tommyz
I will have all professionally done.
any other tips on this ?
Take the time to clean and paint the bilge while the engine is out. Also consider when the last time the stuffing box or dripless was serviced and take care of that while it's wide open. Also consider when the shaft bearings were done. Since you're already uncoupling the shaft, consider replacing cutlass bearing.
Technically, with twins I would do the stuffing box/dripless and cutlass bearings on both sides at the same time.