I have an 84 OI with the walk thru. Awesome boat..... and a 65 hp Perkins
engine that is a 2008 model.
Mine went thru the cockpit floor though.
I am sitting here trying to think of how you could get that motor:
1. Up out of the engine well to the -- 4 feet over, and 3 feet up to the companion way
2. Then when you get there. Pick it up somehow and go down the hall, and around the bend to the main cabin
and "Then" hoist it up using a line off the boom out the front hatch.
I just don't see it unless you completely disassemble both the motor and genset.
I mean pull the generator, head
, rotate it in place and drop the crank shaft, pistons, pull the injector system, cooling
system and the like.
If you were willing to do that and could get down to the bare block..... Then, if you know of a couple of hefty, strong, but small guys who can arm handle 200 lbs of block, you could get it done.
Professional furniture movers would be perfect.
Keep in mind this is would get it to the point where you could winch
it up and out the front hatch.
Actually I think it could be done if you break everything down first.
Otherwise, no way.
There is just not enough room to maneuver a Perkins diesel
out the engine room door, down the hall and around the bend without breaking it down.
I mean just getting batteries
into the engine room is a real feat.
You'll be surprised how much room is in the engine room after the gen-set is gone.
Mine needs a paint
job but here is a photo
of mine. uh, er,,,, I have photos but I can't seem to upload them. ??? Tells me "you do not have permission to access this page" , kinda weird when I'm on the upload page. Oh well you could private message me with your email
address and I can send them to you. Or suggest how I can upload photos.
Either way, good luck.
Did you just acquire your OI or have you had it a while?
P.S. be sure and check out the fuel tank
that is pretty much under the GenSet.
I stopped using mine and put in one across the hall from the engine under the shelf.