Deb try using brake cleaner on a rag its great on grease ' one of my friend is a car mechanic and he uses that stuff alotYep I have an engineering degree but it doesn't do me much good in this instance...and thank you, I appreciate the offer, anyone who know me, knows I don't like inconveniencing anyone. I talked one of my older teens into going down there with me tomorrow to see if we can clean it out. I need a long brush with an angle (not sure they even make those). I have the alternator off which gives me only slightly more room.
Thanks again Max, and thanks to everyone for their insight on this, if you saw some of the 100 or so emails back and forth before I even picked my boat up, you would know my frustration..pretty pathetic how this guy did it like this..I know he specializes in fast river boats and my boat is just an old fishing boat but my money is just as green as anyone else and I guess you can't even pay someone to take pride in what they do. I hope it's safe to take out on the water, at this point, that is my biggest concern...I'll take it for a good long test run before I take my young kids out in it, that is for sure...he left me with a mess.