I have a 4-107 in a 32' sloop
. All I want to do is lift
it off its bed
, (maybe 12 to 14" at most), move it forward 3-4 feet, rest it on a cradle
so I can change all the gaskets and repalce/repair extrenal items. The engine
runs great, no need for a full overhaul
. I will build the temporary cradle
myself. I plan to lift
with a 2x4 A-Frame gantry and a 2" steel
pipe slung with a chain hoist. Eveything stays inside the boat.
valve cover gasket
lift pump replaced
Clean exhaust elbow
New gauge panel with new gauges and alarms.
Clean and paint
the damn bildge (33 years of leaking oil
, sawdust, seawater and crap)
Check and re-enforce engine
Has anyone done a job like this?
I welcome any thoughts on constructing the gantry.