It was time (or rather not the right time) but it needed to be done. Confused? We should do our yearly maintenance before we lay up on the boat for the summer. So at the end of the sailing season, at the beginning of hurricane season, we should have done this. However because of my hip replacement and other factors we did not. So it is getting done now and again when we tie up for hurricane season getting us back on schedule (not a good sail word).
This job is all done and the 2012 Honda 9.9 hp outboard is back together. Next phase is to move the boat close to the dock where the motor is and do the other maintenance. Such as zincs, oil change, lower end gear grease change, fuel filer change etc.