John came to the boat Sunday and we managed to complete the installation of the exhaust system.  Nobby made  a new gasket for the exhaust manifold which is all that was needed to put the whole lot together.   I rebuilt and reinstalled the cockpit  instrument panel with new gauges for water temp and oil pressure.  I also changed the ‘senders’ on the engine itself.  

It only remains to mount the alternator, needed because the same belt runs the water circulating pump and I think we will be able to run the engine for the first time in the boat.   Big day!

Shot of instrument panel before mounting:

The water-cooled elbow in the exhaust system: