Two questions relating to lower drive unit? Advice needed
Hello everyone, i am new to the site and new to owning a boat (not new to boating) I recently purchased a 1999 1800SR with the 4.3L V6 I/O.
The lower fin on the outside drive unit (the fin below the prop) is bent very evenly and smoothly to the left when looking at it from the rear. Is this something i can fix myself, as in with a block of wood and a hammer? or should i take it in somewhere? and what roughly would that cost to fix?
Second, i just purchased Doel Fins, (trim fins) because our old boat had them and it made a world of difference, only i dont quite remember those. Apparently you have to drill holes into the cavitation plate for these fins?...is that something i should be doing on my own?...
I am mechanically proficient, as in i know my way around cars, trucks, bikes, and i have a lot of tools at my disposal...just never worked on boats all that much before, and i always have a problem feeling good about drilling into perfectly good metal, or bending it back...
please, any help would be great
thanks in advance