You can really see the corrosion on the old lower unit (right).
It was quite an involved project, but today we were ready for sea trials.
First we had to get rid of our latest hitchhiker. We don't see too many praying mantis' in this area.
Then it started like it had when Dave tested it on land after the repairs were made. We backed away from the dock and into the channel, and the engine died. When Dave tried to restart it, there was no electrical power, so I scrambled to the bow to drop the anchor. The muddy water is sure good to suck that anchor in (before we blew down onto the boats in the marina).
Dave found the loose connection, so it fired back up and off we cruised.