We are replacing the rear seal on our Perkins
4-108 and need to remove the bellhousing. Our boat
has a v-drive, and the shaft comes through directly under the rear of the engine
So basically there's no room to get a jack in to lift
like most people do. However, we do have good access to the rear lifting eye from directly above. We're planning on using a block and tackle to lift
it up a few inches to get the mounts off then use some bracing underneath for safety
. Is there any reason using the rear lifting eye for would be a bad idea? Do others not take this approach because they don't have the access?
Would appreciate your insight.