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Old 03-24-2008
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I have seen it done where they made a rail out of 2 long 4 x 4's. Both ends had legs putting the 4 x 4 near the top of the companion way. The end of the rails had 2 x 4 's screwed into them so it made a track. The rail/track led outside to the cockpit. They used a 2 x 4 with a chain bolted to it and slid the 2 x 4 on the top of that rail with the engine attached to it.

It really depends on the boat and the room you have.
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