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Old 15-06-2009, 16:56   #1
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Busy Sunday - Installing Yanmar 3gm30f

If you take a look at the first pic you can see why we decided to replace one of our engines. Even with the starter and alternator removed you can see how the creative use of silver spray paint by the former charter company was only a temporary mask. (photo 1)
The new/rebuilt engine safely shipped from the mainland. (photo 2)
Getting nervous as she gain's altitude. (photo3)
Much manuvering and creative use of language as she is lowered into the stbd hull. Big award for creative use of multiple lines. Just me and the misses handled the whole job. (photo 4)
Sliding home over the shaft and into position. For a workout try man-handling 300 pounds of engine around in a tight space. Phew! (photo 5)

Still alignment and wiring/hoses to connect, but for now she's safe aboard Island Hops
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Old 15-06-2009, 17:08   #2
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looks bright and shiney.... now keep it that way! :>)
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Old 15-06-2009, 17:58   #3
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Island Hops,
You must be near the equator or something.

From here (PNW), that water behind you in picture #4 looks almost vertical...

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Yea- for some reason that photo didn't rotate well. It's what you'd expect when you have a Kiwi in the Caribbean.

And forgot to mention - if your playing along at home make sure you wait until youve got temps in the upper 80;s - it's like a mega-workout at one of those expensive day-spa gyms back up on the mainland.
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Island Hops, Great job. I really enjoy seeing creative sailors doing challenging jobs. Were you holding your breath when you swung the new engine over the boat?
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I had pulled the old engine two weeks prior so I had faith in the gear. For the lift I had the boom supported with the topping lift (recently replaced with the former Jib halyard so I knew the condition). I ran the main halyard thru a sheave on the end of the boom, thru the lifting block, and then back up and tied off to the boom. once over the engine room, I switched to the mainsheet to lower into the engine room. This helped keep the angle right as it was run thru blocks on the traveler. I also had extra lines and straps to position the boom and adjust angle of descent.

However you can definitely say that swinging the beast 6 feet off the ground from the dock across the boat to the stbd side was a religious experience
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man that old engine must have been dipped in salt water or something. nice job moving the yanmars to and from your boat .. i can imagine your being religious after that
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