Repower Engine Moving Question

Discussion in 'Downeast Engine Room' started by AvidAngler, May 11, 2018.

  1. AvidAngler

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    Hi, I will be possibly doing a repower in the near future and am looking for a bit more information on the physical moving and installing of engines with the least amount of cutting of the cabin. It is a twin engine boat with no large direct access at the moment to the engine room. Already accepting I need to cut out the door to the cabin to crane out the engines, is there a way to cut a single hatch dead center of the cabin and shift the motors off their mounts and over to the center of the boat for lifting? By doing this, save me from having to redo the cabin setup and only cut one hatch hole? Please let me know if more info is needed.

    Thanks!
     
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    where on cape cod are you?
     
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    You can take the old ones apart piece by piece but the new ones have to go in complete :)

    I would be thinking of a homemade system of beams. Maybe find a way to bolt some angle irons across the front/rear of the motors and slide some cross pieces under them so they could slide. No easy way that I know. You have room enough to go up over the stringer/inboard engine bed and not have the top of the engine hit the deck?

    Sounds fun...
     
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    Thank you to all the responses! I decided to not take on the boat or the project for the time being and will continue the search for a different boat!
     

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