Originally Posted by chrishowden
how much would this cost to repair
Depends on what you wanted repairing?
The swivel bracket can be repaired / painted in situ. To replace it is a massive job of removing the powerhead, lower cowling, top and bottom mounts (which break/snap if old) Waste of cash for you!
It shouldn't be too expensive for someone to rub all the old rust away, clean and paint with a good marine paint. - As long as they do a good job; £40/50 Max!
For the lower cowling (tray) I am guessing that the engine you have is an F40...? If so I have looked at the WM and It doesn't look like tray is earthed to the block...
Maybe Yamaha decided not too... Take the hood off and have a look around the base of the block to see if there is a black lead solely running from the engine block to the tray...