Originally Posted by Charlie
@CS -- There is no way to sling it from the top. If there was this thread would not have been started. Thanks for your concern but I know that engines can sit on their oil pans as I have a Mercedes diesel in my garage doing exactly that. I think the key is to distribute the load as much as possible. Thus Del's idea of a formed board to put under the oil pan seems like a good one to me.
My New Yanmar
3YM20 Had to be dropped in through the garage roof opening using the boom as a crane (after removing the garage it made more lengthwise space).
The pan went onto a scaffold board (which had a liberal coating of grease) then the engine was slid along the scaffold board after placing a large timber to act as a fulcrum under the board at the engine bay entrance. (There is no access from the top of the engine bay) I was lucky. I had planned it before I bought the new engine.
) the old engine mountings at the gearbox
end/stern were in exactly the same place as the new mountings.
The front mountings were a trifle closer to the end of the bearers. But a template made prior, following the schematic and the dolly it was delivered on with engine mounts fixed to it and removal
of the old engine, allowed me to drill the necessary new engine mount holes.
Having temporarily fitted the new mounts free of engine to the engine bearers the engine was slid into the engine bay with the board raising the engine to the necessary height to put it in the bay there was a bit of fiddling because the raw water
inlet is slap in front of the engine and in the middle of the entrance so the engine had to be lifted over the top then dropped into position on the mounts. so definitely the oil pan will take the weight (BUT NOT IF YOU DROP IT)
Top Left Companion Way and Garage 2006
Top Right Engine Fitted showing vertical raw water
inlet pipe and new engine fitted 2008
Top Left 2nd Engine view 2008
2nd Row Right Me in engine bay not a lot of room access is only through the cockpit
locker very difficult to get in and out. Would be impossible in a rough sea to get in or do any work!! 2008
3rd Row Left
Me again not a lot of headroom
and I am sitting down
3rd Row Right Me either foot beside the drive shaft and Volvo
stern gland and dodging accelerator and forward reverse cable.
Bottom Row My wife the photographer.
Who I would like to thank for these pictures and who likes sailing but says she does not really like the boat,
but is always the first to say what's the wind
speed and direction and say "We must go to the port and check the boat is OK" Also when the access is to small she always says "I will do it" and she does.