2009 Ski Nautique 196 - motor threw a rod
We have a 2009 Ski Nautique 196 with the PCM Excalibur 343 in it with about 420 well maintained hours on it.
Today it started running weird and making noises, stopped, shut the motor off, and checked the oil and it couldnt be seen on the dip stick. Got a tow back to the dock filled it up with oil and tried to start it. That's when it made a Big Bang.... threw a rod and went threw oil pan - appeares to be the cylinder closetest to the driver seat.
What is everyone's opinions on what to do?
I'm mechanical inclined. What's the cheapest option, rebuild or buy a crate long block?
Not sure how to deal with a long link?