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Old 06-03-2014, 19:23   #1
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Question Pulley system to lift o/b motor in and out of water?

Anybody know how or what can be done to lift an o/b in/out of water during port operations (o/b stays mounted on bracket) O/B weighs about 110 pounds and is mounted on side of Pacific Seacraft 25. O/B way too heavy for me to lift.

Thanking in advance for suggestions,

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Old 07-03-2014, 01:29   #2
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Re: Pulley system to lift o/b motor in and out of water?

You could always lash the motor to your mainsheet pull it up tight then use your preventor to hold boom out then lower motor down with your mainsheet have seen inboards moved this way when people are repowering.
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:31   #3
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Re: Pulley system to lift o/b motor in and out of water?

As we have posted repeatedly here on CF, one can use their main halyard to mount and dismount biggish outboards. A simple harness around the motor and you are ready to go.

I've detailed it in previous posts... try searching.

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Re: Pulley system to lift o/b motor in and out of water?

If you can use your boom, then make up a handy-billy and use that (actually, make one up anyway - they have all sorts of uses).

For info on a handy-billy, see here for example: Salty John : The Blog: The Handy-Billy
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Re: Pulley system to lift o/b motor in and out of water?

We kept our dingy outboard mounted on a heavy-duty butt-rail mounted at the base of the mast. Could handle the 10' seas and 30kt winds around South Point, no prob. Every day while island hopping around Hawaii we'd drop the dingy over the side from the foredeck, tie the main halyard to the outboard grab-handle, hoist away and swing er over the side to be guided into place on the dingy mount. It was definitely a two-man job, complete in less than 5 minutes. Almost impossible single-handed, though...
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Re: Pulley system to lift o/b motor in and out of water?

This is not meant as criticism but maybe you need a smaller outboard?
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Old 08-03-2014, 16:44   #7
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Re: Pulley system to lift o/b motor in and out of water?

Maybe the OP should clarify what is being asked for. The question seems to be about an OB that is the main propulsion for a 25' sailboat not a dinghy motor.

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