With the motor stands built, we could then move forward with the process of removing the mounted motor from the boat. This involved removing all control cables, mounting bolts and all of the bolts holding the tub to the transom. The removal of the motor and tub will give us our first look at the transom which we plan to restore anyway. It will also give us clear access to the deck. We were successful removing the motor as you will see in the pictures but the tub was a bit more of a problem as some of the bolts will have to be cut off. We ran out of time and did not have the right tool for that job so a future trip to the hardware store for an angle grinder and we will be ready to finish that task. The images below document the removal of the motor that re-powered the boat.