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Old 10-02-2012, 10:26   #1
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Removing Yanmar

Hello... I have a Yanmar 3 HM 27 hp which I am removing. There is a fisherman pier near me with a hoist. I noticed at the back top of the engine a bolted on (2 bolts) angle tab with a hole it (for a hook?) and was wondering if this was sufficient to lift out the motor. I also plan to put some straps underneath the engine to attach to the hoist as well but was wondering about the strength of tab which looks like it is intended as a place to hook on to the engine for haul out/in.

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Old 10-02-2012, 10:42   #2
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Re: Removing Yanmar

That would normally be your lift point. Not sure if they use 2 of those tabs or not though... In theory, two 7mm bolts will hold the engine several times over in shear.... but thats just theory, you shock the sytem the wrong way and they can snap. Easy does it!
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Re: Removing Yanmar

The lifting eye should hold the weight of the engine if there has been no damage to that part of the engine. Straps will only get in the way and put the hanging engine off balence. I've never had the least problem lifting an engine using a lifting eye. If the eye is rusted away or the top of the engine looks like it might fall apart, use chain not straps.
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I pulled and then put back in the boat my Yanmar with those two eyelets ( should be one near the front of engine as well). That engine weighs under 300 lbs if memory serves me, you won't have any problem connecting to those lift points.

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