the good news is its a simple job, eight bolts to the fly wheel and your done.
My insurance paid for it after making a claim on a bottom strike... but, it was tooth and nail with them.
they love to blame it on an existing condition or lack of maintenance, or shaft miss alignment.
The engine come out easier then most cars, its building or renting a A-frame,, some guys uses a tree.
if the aluminum is stripped like mine, then its a bottom strike.
if the rubber do nut is sheared then its from mis alignment of the shaft.
I when back with the heavy duty steel couple, i'd rather break the drive shaft, then then pull the motor again.
i rebuild my transom assembly, with new main transom pin, seat, and seals since then engine was out.
if you noticed the white salt trails, this had been leaking for a long time, and now my blige is dry. most guys redo this every 10 years, and the engine has to come out.