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So my mechanic says the gimbal ring is shot. $1900 to fix. He's pulling the engine. I want to clean and paint the engine bay. What should I use?
2001 Captiva 232 w/Bravo 3
Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express
Update. The engine was pulled last week. Brought the boat home and finished painting the bilge/engine compartment. What a pita. Only because items that I didn't want to remove. Attached are pics of the progress. I bought 2 quarts of Intrlux Bilgekote and only needed one. I have one unopened available if anyone is interested. $20
I have about 1/3 of the original quart left. I still need to paint the starboard aft battery area. Figure I will tackle that in the spring when the batteries are out.
I picked a nice warm sunny Saturday/Sunday to do it. The only problem was it was windy and I live in the woods. Every falling leaf found its way into the work area. Had to pick leaves out of wet paint and touch up. Also bees must like paint smell. Looks good though
OK, here's the latest. Kind of getting under my skin.
I took the boat out of the water in early September to get the gimbal ring fixed. My mechanic took the engine out and told me that I had the weekend to paint the engine compartment. Got it back to him the following Monday. Absolutely no progress from him since. I've called him a few times and his excuse is that he's been busy winterizing others boats. Meanwhile my boat sits in his yard with only the mooring cover. Its getting winter like this Wednesday and my boat sits without any shrink-wrap. He has said that he wont charge me storage if he can't get to it until spring. I keep calling him to ask when he might as I would like to get the batteries out. What a friggin nightmare