7/19 more bad news

Motor was getting reassembled today and another problem was found in Exhaust system. Apparently this was missed when disassembling the block so now there will be another week plus before completion.
Good News is Evinrude agreed to supply free of charge
So I remain out of water .BUT given water temp in high 70’s I’m not all that upset as long as I can eventually get going again as water cools