Hello fellow Endeavour 40 owners,
I just joined this forum and just noticed your post regarding removal
of the engine. My boat is a 1984 model (hull #250). I have repowered with a Kubota engine so I'll outline how my wife and I removed the old Perkins and installed the new Kubota. If you have a generator
, I've got good news and bad. The Good news: you already have large access panel behind the companionway stairs, If not, you're gona have to cut one. Probably not a really big deal .... just make straight cuts and use the panel you cut out as the new access panel (will require some trim, molding and hardware). If you don't have a generator
, this access would probably make it easier to access your batteries
If you have generator, you'll have to move the generator and the engine out of the engine room. Here is how we did it:
1. Build a beam out of 2 each 2x8s with a piece of 3/4 plywood
sandwiched (to strengthen the beam) in between (nail it or screw it all together). It should be long enough to reach from the mast
back to the rear of the engine room (I don't remember now - 10' or 12' long). It doesn't have to be pretty and only has to last long enough to get the engine(s) out and then back in.
2. Remove the pumps and hotwater heater
from the shelf over the Perkins. Also remove your batteries
etc. located in front of the engine.
3. remove the whale gusher pump
from the cockpit
4. round up some 1 1/2" pipe nipples (3" or 4" long) and a couple of short lengths of chain.
5. place one end of the beam on the shelf over the engine, rig a line from the end of the beam, through the hole in the cockpit
(where the whale gusher pump
was) to the boom. fasten the main halyard
to the end of the boom.
6. make a loop from a length of line placed in and out of the front two hatches in the salon
. Use your snatch blocks and some line to rig a lift
from one of your main winches, through the companion way, to the loop and down to the front of the beam.
7. with the beam level and setting on the shelf over the engine, connect the chain to the engine then run it through the pipe nipples on top of the beam and back down to the engine (one chain at the front of the engine and one chain at the rear of the engine).
8. It is best to strip the engine of excess (transmission, alternator
, etc.) parts
, disconnect all wires and remove the nuts from the top of the engine mounts. then using the winch
and main halyard lift
the beam which in turn will lift the engine off the motor
9. My idea was to use the pipe nipples to roll the engine forward to a spot underneath the companionway. It does not roll that easy but if you take a hammer and bang on the nipples (first one and then the other) it will move forward.
10. when the engine is under the companionway just use the winches to lower the engine down then remove the beam until you are ready to reinstll the engine.
11. At this point have the yard remove the engine with a cherry picker etc. It'll take them about 5 minutes (remember you stripped the engine to get it out of the engine room so now it will also fit out of the companion way.
It might sound complicated but Pat and I remove our engine AND generator in about two or three hours. The real problem is gathering up all the needed stuff and stripping the engine and shelf. While everything was out we cleaned up in there and did some painting.
That is just the way we removed our perkins and there are probably many other ways to do this but hopefully this will help.