Originally Posted by Tims Osprey
Is it just me but on looking at your pictures again there does not appear to be any engine mount bolts in the lower section of the engine mount?
top left hand picture i think shows this? probably wrong though just checking?
Tim heres a better picture - there are 2 bolts at the top and 2 at the bottom and i've done some checking on the history....
The original owner purchased from brand new in April 1999. The engine was 6 months old with 20hrs. As it has been serviced every year i have the honda history and it is a long shaft which is correct according to Zodiac. A laser 20 was fitted at that time - which might not be correct; too large?.The supplier was Outboard Services Lostwithiel Cornwall; who I'm assuming do what there doing so its not a novice DIY job. The engines alsways been in that position.
We purchased direct from the first owner (friend of a distant friend) who was not mechancial and left it to the engineers to look after so its not been messed with. Services have been done by the original suppliers and also some from a company called Pacer Marine Farnham several times.The engine does not appear to have been moved or altered in any way since fitment.
The bottomline is that this honda lumps been on their for the life of the boat. I have attached another photo now to show the whole engine - so hopefully someone else can confirm the heights looks right?
In which case its got to be down to poor construction?