Originally Posted by Gary M
When I removed my Yanmar 2GM, I built a 2x4 frame that just matched up with the motor base. Then I just had to slide the motor forward onto the frame. You may or may not have access to make this work but it was quite a simple operation.
Yep, that's what I did, and added a cross member to sit on so I could raise the engine off the engine mounting bolts while I was hoisting it up from the boom. Made friends with the rigger at the yard. While I was lowering the engine into my pickup, he came buy and said "You are doing that by yourself, I see that the Fearless name on the boat is quite appropriate." I told him "The boat is Fearless, I am quite nervous. The boat will let the owner do any doom thing he wants." 1 hour later we were still exchanging adventure stories.