Marina’s Master Mechanic Completes Engine Work

Thirsty Duck is about to have her newly refurbished engine reinstalled at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard. Master mechanic Chris Hawke has finished his work, and setting the 6,000-pound engine back in place is next.

Engine Repair by Master Mechanic at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard

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“I don’t know about ‘master mechanic,’ said Hawke humbly. But everyone else at the boatyard does. After all, he headed up the extensive engine repair on the 50-foot Sea Ray, from lifting out the engine to all the complex work done on the three-ton diesel.

Engine Repair by Master Mechanic at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard

Hawke, who has been at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard since 2000, installed a new rear main seal, transmission, drive plate and V-drive and reinstalled the fly wheel. He also put in a rebuilt starter and reassembled all these parts back on the cruiser’s engine.

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“It’s a heck of a power package,” said Hawke as he covered up his handiwork with a protective tarp.  And he is a heck of a master mechanic, even if he wouldn’t say that.

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