I've been debating about pulling my Perkins
M20 from the boat to work on while the boat is in the water
. I have a few questions regarding how to pull it.
The first question being, do you pull it with the transmission
or without? What is the reasoning behind the decision?
If you pull just the engine
without the tranny, how do you support the transmission
from the weight? I believe my tranny is just bolted onto the engine
and doesn't have any feet of any sort.
Since my engine is seized, I am not looking to make use of it for atleast 6-9months and am going to just make use of the outboard
on the back. If i pull the engine and transmission, how do i prevent the shaft from just sliding out a bit or even just from spinning when sitting in a current
? I'd hate to have the boat just be sitting in a current
and watching the shaft just go nuts and spinning like mad.
If the transmission is pulled, do I need to worry about leaks
of any sort?
I'll probably raise the end of the boom to be over the companion way hatch
and build a block and tackle setup to hang down to lift
out the engine so that I can use the mast/boom as a "crane" so to speak(along with a few friends to stablize the engine itself). This seems like it'd give less stress to the rig/boom than having a halyard
from the mast
top to the middle of the boom where a block/tackle would hang. Seems like all that weight on the middle of the boom, even with supportting halyards is too much? I am not going to be paying for a fork lift
or any other cranes to lift it out, if i cant do it with mast/boom, its going to be done by hand then.