Originally Posted by VoyagerII
We have a Whitby 42 Ketch (1982) that needs transmission work. We are being told the boat was built around the engine so will have to remove the helm to have engine hoisted out. Does anyone know if this is true?
Any help or insight is appreciated!
I removed the trans and motor from my Cheoy Lee
a couple years ago. I have a Perkins
4108 with the Borg Warner trans. I raised the motor off the mounts on a 2 x 12. It only required separating the trans about 3" from the motor to remove it. If you have that much room in the engine compartment you might be able to get it out without completely removing the engine.
I was able to lift
the trans out on my own, but I'm a fairly stout guy, better to lift
it with two people. You buy the beer
Mine was put together in 1987 and so didn't want to come apart. But pb blaster and a few days of soaking and persuading got it to separate with no damage.