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Old 18-04-2016, 20:55   #31
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Re: Engine removal in water - Ideas on lifting points

Until then, our boat is around 200lbs lighter, and is quite happy. The shaft is still in place so I'll be tying down the shaft so it wont spin when under way. As for the engine, well this coming weekend I'll be able to go take a look, tear down the lower end and evaluate it and see how bad it truely is.

you might want to take the prop off the shaft. getting underway will put quite a bit of force on it tying a line to it of putting a wrench on it can lead to some unwelcome consequences. possibly leading to a bent shaft.
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Old 19-04-2016, 12:39   #32
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Re: Engine removal in water - Ideas on lifting points

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you might want to take the prop off the shaft. getting underway will put quite a bit of force on it tying a line to it of putting a wrench on it can lead to some unwelcome consequences. possibly leading to a bent shaft.
Thats a good point. I may have a diver come around and do a hull clean, inspection and removal of prop and install new zincs
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Old 19-04-2016, 15:36   #33
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Re: Engine removal in water - Ideas on lifting points

Chowdan, another temporary means of retaining the shaft is to put a nice new clamp-on anode on the shaft just forward of the stuffing box. Not a bad t hing to have all the time for that matter, just in case the shaft parts!

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Re: Engine removal in water - Ideas on lifting points

I just round tripped mine and used a piece of line...like others have said, it's just not that heavy, I think mine is about 325 lbs.

I would not use the topping lift. I only used the halyard at about mid-boom.

Lifted it off and up off the mounts and onto the bridge-deck, then swung the boom with motor suspended from it onto the pier. Reverse to reinstall.

Good luck, hope the rebuild goes smoothly!
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