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Engine Removal

I am getting ready to remove the Volvo MD7A from my Santana 35. Can anyone provide any guidance on the best way to do this? A local mechanic says that I have to remove the electrical panel in front of the engine, but I refuse: there is room to go around the side (although not much). The engine is under the cockpit sole, so it has to come out the side of the engine compartment and then out the companionway. Do I need four brutes, or is there a way to attach a crane to the monster? I''m looking for any hints that might be out there on the physical problem of getting the engine out of the compartment and down on the ground. I do realize that I need to dismantle as much as possible.
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