- Purchase starter at nearby auto supply (or Amazon), pay no shipping.
- Place car on rack.
- Disconnect starter from battery.
- Roll tool kit to car.
- Select two sockets and a screw driver.
- Remove starter.
- Replace Starter.
- Connect battery.
- Lower rack.
- Drive off.
- Discover genset company was just sold and supply chain is being transferred to buyer
- Order genset rebuilt starter (1/3 cost)
- Have it delivered by mule to avoid high shipping costs
- Wait for weather to cool so working in seat locker will be non-lethal.
- Empty seat locker.
- Turn off genset start battery switch.
- Remove acoustic enclosure removable sections.
- Discover exhaust hose and air filter prevent access to bolts holding starter to engine
- Disassemble acoustic enclosure service access — 8 tiny hex screws and nylocs.
- Unbolt genset from boat stringers — four lag bolts, each requiring a different wrench-extension combination.
- Drag genset 5/4 inch to be able to disconnect exhaust hose (water hose prevents farther drag) and to be able to remove starter from behind and above generator.
- Discover the 15mm nuts and bolts reference in the parts manual are actually 16mm and 17mm
- Go to local hardware store to discover they have 14mm and 18mm but a sister store 15 miles way has 15m-17mm
- Drive there, buy them (treat one’s self to a chocolate croissant from the grocer)
- Remove the starter.
- Replace the starter.
- Do 11,10,9,8,7, and 6 in reverse.
- Open supply and exhaust seacocks.
- Flip start switch.
- Close seacocks and return seat locker contents.
- Stand still in shade until hips and back quit revolting.
- Drink three glasses of water to replace fluids lost.