Yamaha F100AET 4 Stroke regulator CDI fire/meltdown
So, worst nightmare really. In the Helford river in Falmouth and the motor conks out on my Ribtec. Didn't restart so I removed the hood to be welcomed with plumes of thick grey smoke. Panic stations and fire extinguishers deployed it eventually died. Looking at the damage the regulator has lit up the CDI. Now, I've had a quote for £1800 to source parts and repair. Firstly, does this seem accurate?
Secondly, I'm fairly handy with a spanner and know my way around outboards on a basic level. Is this something I can undertake myself?
The cause has been suggested that the maintenance free calcium battery has slowly fried the regulator and it was a ticking time bomb, the motor is 8 years old.
All advice and help is very much welcomed.