Excuse my sense of humor, but "with prejudice" in this case means that I'm thinking of removing my AQ131A and drive with a chainsaw. In other words, I will cut out a large piece of transom with the whole affair attached and lift it away.
And that's what this posts about, i.e., is there any reason not to do it this way given that the boat is toast and is heading for the dump anyway?
The situation is that the drive has been pronounced to be good by a professional Volvo tech and the engine is probably ok but had been soaked in seawater and needs some serious cleaning and re-evaluation.
Why not evaluate the engine in the boat? Because I'm tired of trying to contort myself around into impossible positions in order to reach what I want. Too old and cranky for that.
Any opinions on my plan? Thanks.