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Old 19-07-2013, 06:29   #16
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Re: Using an Arch to Lift an An Outboard

Why not use two block & tackles? One over the lift position, and one over the drop position. Begin lifting with one, then take up on the second one to swing the motor under the new position.

I've done it with just one block & tackle positioned over the dinghy, and then a line from a winch to draw the motor over its mount on the stern.

In either case, with two connections to the motor its has much less opportunity to swing around.
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Old 26-07-2013, 20:26   #17
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Thanks for the link, Scott. Please post your results on how easy it slides.
Instead of making a loop, I made a soft shackle from 1/4" Amsteel. I used the video instructions here:

I liked the amount of friction...was easy to slide on the arch, but wouldn't slide on it's own. I wouldn't use it when pitching beyond moderately...it might move on it's own.

Here's a pic. I made the top shackle from 1/4 Amsteel, the bottom one from 3/16" Amsteel. I think the 1/4 provides about the right amount of surface contact/friction.
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Old 26-07-2013, 23:03   #18
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Re: Using an Arch to Lift an An Outboard

Weld attachement points for a Garhauer lift as shown.
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Old 26-07-2013, 23:12   #19
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Re: Using an Arch to Lift an An Outboard

This is my setup. The round connectors to the upright have teflon inserts and it swivels easily, with wingnuts to tighten when needed. Here it is mounted too low so I slid it up the upright and it works well now. I store the engine below for a passage.
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Old 27-07-2013, 11:09   #20
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Re: Using an Arch to Lift an An Outboard

I tied a loop of nylon webbing around one of the top 1 1/2" tubes across the
top of my arch. Attach a block and tackle. Have a harness made of nylon webbing that my wife made that fits on the engine and provides a D-ring at the top of the engine (15hp 2stroke Mercury).

Its a straight drop now from arch position to top of the engine when it is on the
dinghy. Attach the block and tackle while in the dinghy, release the engine mount screws. Haul the engine up from the dinghy position. Board the big boat. Pull the lines of the block and tackle inboard by hand places the engine directly above the engine mount on the stern rail. Lower the engine into place, screw in the engine mount screws. Remove block and tackle and store in locker.

In calm conditions its a pretty easy task for one person. If a swell has come up then its useful to have another person on the big boat to help damp the swinging motion of the engine as the swell rolls thru.

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Old 27-07-2013, 11:12   #21
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Re: Using an Arch to Lift an An Outboard

sounds like you need to make a pulley with the sheave the radius of the tube. A small rubber/ureathane bow roller may work well, then fabricate the side sheaves to hang your lifting gear off of. ouila!
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Hi, I used a spare boom vang with a cam cleat. It is attached to the tube of my arch with nylon webbing. I can lower or lift my 8hp Yamaha from the dinghy to the stern rail by myself. Very easy setup. I'll take pictures tomorrow if you would like.

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Old 29-07-2013, 19:44   #23
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rope shackle, leather liner, smooth side of leather against the metal, rub in as much lanolin as it'll take. This is an old solution to an old problem, new materials dont supersede old materials, they just do different things
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I'd really like to see a photo.
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Old 23-01-2014, 19:21   #25
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Re: Using an Arch to Lift an An Outboard

I know I am kinda late to the conversation, but another option you could try, and I did this on our old motor boat was go to a hunting/sporting goods store and buy a small gambrel. These are twin pulley contraptions that work fantastic for what you are thinking of as well many other uses on the stern area. A rope,strap, plummers tape work great and make it moveable. Just a thought I have used many times and will do so on our new (to us) boat.
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Re: Using an Arch to Lift an An Outboard

> buy a small gambrel

A gambrel is actually a spreader bar for holding up deer etc carcases. The ones from sporting goods stores come attached to a block and tackle system which sailors call a Handy Billy.

Rather than buying a gambrel + pulley, just get some rope and a couple of appropriate blocks and make a Handy Billy yourself. Every boat should have one.
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Stu, you worded it better than I, you are right, the gambrel is just the spreader. I have 2 of them for my trapping sideline, they are going with us on the boat, will finally get some use out of them
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Re: Using an Arch to Lift an An Outboard

I use a tackle from the end of my boom and prevent the boom to the correct spot, works well.
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