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11-02-2013 10:29 AM
sparrowe
Re: Muscling the Motor onto the Outboard Bracket

Thanks for the many helpful suggestions! I'll see what kind of simple system I can rig up!
11-02-2013 09:41 AM
Group9
Re: Muscling the Motor onto the Outboard Bracket

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Originally Posted by MarkSF View Post
I had the same difficulties getting the outboard onto the dinghy, so I bought a Garhauer outboard motor hoist. It would work great for your application.
I used to have a 25 hp Mercury Outboard (I recently downgraded to a 2.5 HP). I finally decided that if I didn't get some kind of hoist, me and or it, was going into the drink one day for sure, as I struggled to move it from dinghy to stern railing, or vice versa, with my wife saying "You're going to drop it. Watch out. You're going to drop it. Watch out." the entire time.

I finally picked up a St. Croix hoist and mounted it to the transom. What's cool about it is you can easily remove it and store it below when not in use. My back still thanks me for this.
11-01-2013 10:59 PM
Markwesti
Re: Muscling the Motor onto the Outboard Bracket

I use a rig on my boom , it works well. I have a motor bk. next to my gallow , so it's really easy to get the mtr. off the dink or off the mtr. stand . But you need a long boom . If you don't have that . You need a Davit. Garhuar has a really nice one . Don't lift that thing by hand !
11-01-2013 10:56 PM
MikeGuyver
Re: Muscling the Motor onto the Outboard Bracket

one word...."spinach"
11-01-2013 10:54 PM
jimgo
Re: Muscling the Motor onto the Outboard Bracket

TQA, who cares how it looks if it's what allows the OP to get the engine on and off the boat comfortably, confidently, and without losing the engine? Now, as a practical matter, some of the engine hoists cost as much as the engine! But that's a separate issue...
11-01-2013 10:41 PM
TQA
Re: Muscling the Motor onto the Outboard Bracket

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkSF View Post
I had the same difficulties getting the outboard onto the dinghy, so I bought a Garhauer outboard motor hoist. It would work great for your application.
Look a bit silly on a Bene 210!
11-01-2013 12:22 PM
MarkSF
Re: Muscling the Motor onto the Outboard Bracket

I had the same difficulties getting the outboard onto the dinghy, so I bought a Garhauer outboard motor hoist. It would work great for your application.
11-01-2013 12:16 PM
eherlihy
Re: Muscling the Motor onto the Outboard Bracket

D- Guys don't ask for directions, or help in handling their stuff - ever.

You wouldn't know this because it's in the guy manual... This is right after the section that tells us that it is wrong to operate the grill without an adult beverage in at least one hand. Also, It's just before the section that tells us to always come to the assistance of a damsel in distress - which is why you get 5 guys to help you.
11-01-2013 12:14 PM
eherlihy
Re: Muscling the Motor onto the Outboard Bracket

If you have a Lifesling aboard, you should also have the Lifesling lifting tackle to help retrieve a victim. These are either 3:1 or 5:1 blocks which attach to a halyard, or the boom to lift a victim over the lifelines, and back aboard.

You could also use the Lifesling lifting tackle in conjunction with the halyard/boom and an outboard motor lifting sling to help manage the 58lb Lehr. This should allow one person to rig the tackle, and then, easily, lift and guide the motor to its mount.

Forgive me but, I love that I can lift my Mercury 3.3 2-stroke with one hand, because it only weighs 30lbs with a full tank of gas.
11-01-2013 10:32 AM
azguy
Re: Muscling the Motor onto the Outboard Bracket

If you are that concerned I would ask for help a 5hp/60lb motor is child's play for one strong guy.....
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