I'm expecting once we remove the peripherals the amount of weight we'll need to lift will be somewhere around 350 pounds. We have 3 halyards available on our 31 foot cutter, presumably I could rig 2 as backups. Can a typical halyard handle that kind of weight?
Before actually lifting the engine to see if your rig can handle it, you could have a fat guy lay across your boom for a dry run. They're not as hard on the gel coat if they get dropped.
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La Conner, WA
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Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.