Removing an engine.

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I've only removed three engines out of what I call recreational boats. One was with the help of a marine and the other two were simple.

I can get my engine to the cockpit on my boat now but from there trying to pool ideas on how to get it to the ground. This is at my house with no truck access at the house. Yes I could move it but that isn't why I'm posting.

The engine is only 1000lbs and 1200lbs going back in at the max with gear. Was thinking of several ideas but wondering what other people have done. I have a ten foot wide boat and would need to move it back five feet and then down five feet to the deck.
 

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Was wondering if you could build it out of 2x8 like 4 of them screwed together then legs out of te same thin. Throw in a few 45s to support. Was thinking I can stick weld but metal can get crazy with price.
 

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Never get under the load! That hard hat only let's other people know where toughest was. Trying to figure out how to do the roller though if I do the wood frame. Seen the sliders for the I beam.
 

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I have pulled several gas engines doing the wood frame thing. Once, I used 3 ropes to 3 trees.

What about renting a backhoe or Bobcat?
 

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Why can't you do it with a rented engine hoist on some plywood in the cockpit? otherwise, the quickest/cheapest/fastest way is a backhoe. But you need a backhoe that can lift 1200lbs. we used my neighbors old 555 to pull a pair of 440 chryslers from an old b31 i had. we did it, but barely because you have to lift so high to get over the gunnels.
 

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Midsize Bobcat will lift hi enough with a little imagination as long as the reach can get the attachment into the hull. I pulled a 555 cummins from a freinds B31 with a 257 cat. Just got to use forks and retain the chain on the forks at a down angle using a hole or a strong clamp if the fork does not have a hole on the tip. This way you can start the lift on a down angle close to the engine to get as high enough to clear the gunnel. If no forks then its much harder to do safely but can be done by chaining right to the down angled bucket being careful to block the engine in spots so you do not damage engine parts its all in the rigging.
 

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Hey Shawn

I helped a buddy pull his engine last summer, and like the guys before me, they mentioned using a bobcat. We didn't have a bobcat available so we asked a landscaper who lived down the street if he would lift it out with his backhoe. It was almost to easy. I bet you could hire someone to come do the same thing for pretty cheap.

Paul
 

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If you use a Skid Steer, make sure the operator is experienced or you will be glass patching your roof and gunnels.
 

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I have and use a small boom truck. Where is the boat? The truck fits where most dually trucks can get into but has a turret 12'-6" on one side.
 
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