Installation is a straight forward process that is basically nine easy steps and requires only standard tools. You don’t need to haul it out if it’s in the water, which can save you considerable expense. The messiest part is getting rid of all the old fossil fuel related equipment: engine, fuel tank, venting and filler, water cooling system, muffler and exhaust system.
- Once the old engine is removed, clean the engine compartment and bilge. This is a good time to give the old engine compartment a coat of bilge paint. You can expect it to stay clean and odor free. As one of our customers advised us: ” it may need an occasional dusting!”
- Install and secure the batteries. This is the most time consuming step. The most common location is under quarter berths adjacent to the engine compartment and in the engine compartment itself.
- Install battery chargers, battery fuse, contactor (solenoid) and master power switch.
- Mount the throttle quadrant and battery monitor in the cockpit or on the steering pedestal. Run their cables into the engine compartment and plug them into the respective sockets, giving the lock-ring a twist.
- Lift the new motor assembly into the engine compartment.
- Adjust the mounting feet to line it up the output shaft with the prop shaft.
- Slide the coupling on the prop shaft, tighten the clamp.
- Secure the mounting feet to the engine rails with the furnished stainless steel lag bolts.
- Measure the battery cables for a nice tidy installation, secure them and you’re done!
You don’t have to be in the water to test your system and if your boat is on the hard, it gives you the opportunity to completely remove the underwater through-hulls, nice things to be rid of!