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Andyt

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Hi I have just got a Halcyon 23 for total re-fit.
How easy / hard is it to remove the engine gearbox for her.
Is it straight forward ?
Is refitting it the problem ? 
Do i have to a line the gearbox with the prop in exactly the same position or is there a few mm tolerance?
The only reason i think i have to take the engine is because i want to change the head gaskets. Is this a job i can do instu?
Where shall i find the anode for the engine?
Sorry for all the questions but im a total newbi  
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Removing the engine will depend on how corroded the mounting bolts are. When you refit it yes it has to line up, you will need to set up within a very small tolerance, I use feller gauges at the couplings and aim for no more than 10 thou/inch, if its not lined up properly you will soon knock out your cutlass bearing/stern gland its not hard just need time. Engine anode is normally near or in your header tank or the water jacket on the engine, hope this helps
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Hi Bert
Thanks for that. think its going to be an engine out job.
All the woodwork surrounding the engine is either damp and the wood that isn't damp has dry rot. it will be a long tedious job, but at least i will know her inside out by this time next year. I feel with the amount of rip out i will be doing next year maybe a year spent on the hard and possibly go for a launch date of June 2018. On that month i will be 50 and she will be 50 both of us born in 1968.
I wont lose track of what im doing. I want her to be like new when she is launched. i will be setting up a blog of the build but may just start a new thread on this site. It seems the only folk using it are Halcyon owners so it maybe of interest to all.
Can you post a few pics of your boat so i can get a few ideas on the interior. You said you will be doing something similar so maybe battle through this together.
Cheers Andy 
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I'd definitely be interested in following that thread Andy! Sounds like you're going at it full on!
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Yeah Jamie 
Will start a new thread on the refit and keep you guys posted of my progress be it good or bad. Just now its looking like it will be every bit of timber is having to be cut to some degree heyho
 
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Makes sense to take your time Andy, I'll post some pics at the weekend
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Hi Andy,
I unscrewed the 4 mounting bolts, and the 2 bolts connecting the shaft flange to the flange at the gearbox,
taking out the engine with gearbox.
Was by far the easiest

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