Hello everyone, I'm turning to y'all for advice! Recently I bought my dream boat.. or so I thought. I bought a 2006 Skeeter 21i with a 2006 Yamaha Vmax HPDI, from a guy down in San Antonio. The guy I bought it from was super super sketchy after the sale when I needed to get in touch with him for some additional stuff concerning the title. Everything about the sale has been bad... especially now.
I bought the boat with 184 hours on it... at 192 hours I had a catastrophic failure. I didn't think it would happen to me, but I blew the power head. There were literally chunks of metal down inside the engine when we took off the cowling. So after taking it to two mechanics, its been diagnosed that to fix it I need a new Crank Cylinder Assembly (60X-W0090-15-1S), two cylinder heads (60V-11111-00-1S), as well as gaskets, fuel filters, etc. but between the heads and the cylinder assembly, I'm looking at over $9k in parts. For someone who just graduated college, I'm not in the position to drop that kind of cash immediately.
So to those of you who have blown a Yamaha power head and didn't have any insurance help... what did you do? Any recommendations on companies to order parts from? Does anyone know of any shops that sell refurbished parts, or have one of these broken engines lying around, but with a good power head?
I tried reaching out to Yamaha but since it's out of warranty they basically told me to pound sand.
At this point I'm at a loss as to what to do. I my have to simply winterize it, cover it, and wrap it in tarps, and leave it for a very long time until I can save up for parts.
Any advice or recommendations from TFF would be appreciated.
edit: Sorry mods, didn't realize I wasn't posting in boats and motors, please feel free to move