Post Number: 1
|Posted on Tuesday, October 06, 2009 - 11:11 am: ||
We recently restored an 18' Lyman after 15 years on the hard only to discover the engine mounts had failed. Does anyone have experience rebuilding these mounts?
Post Number: 395
|Posted on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 08:18 am: ||
I've tried to re-build them, but the repair only lasted a year or so.
I found the rubber like material seems to reach an end-of-life condition - maybe it's a combination of aging of the molecular structure of the material plus the vibrations it absorbs.
While the replacements seem expensive ( I paid $185 for 4 mounts) I eventually concluded it is a good thing to do - it helps prevent the engine vibrations going directly into the hull.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 09:02 am: ||
Thanks for the post.
Which Engine Mounts did you go with?
I am a little confused. when I look at these mounts it appears that the Stud\2 nuts have been replaced with a hex bolt..
I did not see any markings to identify the manufacture.
The boat is in a remote location so I will not be able to remove them soon.
Post Number: 67
|Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2009 - 04:52 pm: ||
I've never rebuilt those type of mounts, My Islander mounts were repalced before I purchased the boat with the stud type of mounts. I have seen them on Ebay as Mercruiser mounts. A 2 x 1/2 inch stud on rubber, vulcanized into a casting just like yours. The cost is about $39 each. Works great and allows for exact prop shaft allignment. Frank