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03-12-2007 02:12 PM
goose327 Right on Don, glad to hear you got'er out.
03-12-2007 10:21 AM
donrr1 I've already made up my mind to remove the cockpit sole for that job and then reglass it after all is done! The boat has a center board and the trunk for the control line runs down right behind the ladder of the companionway. It's probably why the original owner installed the engine mid cabin. The new one is going under the cockpit and if I cut the floor out it will be a straight drop. I am also not going to use a chainfall off of the boom like I did yesterday, I'm going to buck up for the yard crane .
03-12-2007 09:53 AM
sailingdog Bueno, glad to hear all went well. Now, you just have to put the new engine in... that is going to be a bit more challenging.
03-12-2007 09:51 AM
donrr1 I did not , it was a hectic job. I can go over the details with you and/or answer some questions via private messages if you wish.

03-12-2007 09:47 AM

Did you take any pictures? Would love to see them. Will be needing to do the same thing soon.

03-12-2007 09:24 AM
donrr1 I have good news, the engine is out and on the ground. My buddy suffered a 1" cut on his index finger tho . All in all it went well other than that. Kudos to Faster, Valiente, sailingdog and Idiens for their comments, they were very helpfull.

03-08-2007 09:25 PM
Faster You might consider putting one of the halyards around the boom at the point you are putting the comealong on - this will more directly support the weight and avoid a bending moment on the boom itself.

We've done this before, but with a small volvo, around 250 pounds on a 28 footer and it went fine.... a larger engine might change things.

Also - will a comealong provide enough clearance to lift the suspended engine over the companionway?

Good luck.
03-08-2007 09:20 PM
sailingdog Don-

Glad to help... I hope you have fair winds for your trip to your new home slip... sounds like it is a good idea to get out of dodge, while the getting is still good.
03-08-2007 09:04 PM
donrr1 I'd love to pay the yard crane boys but they aren't sure if they are going to be able to get to my boat by the time I need the engine out. Of course timing is now my enemy and the yard doesn't want to go out of their way to help. I just bought this boat in December, was planning on keeping it at this marina (name withheld to protect the innocent... if any). The marina is in the process of being sold and it appears that no-one gives a **** about customer service there anymore, maybe it's always been that way, who knows. That coupled with what I found the fees for the year are going to be has made me find accomodations elsewhere, 20 miles elsewhere. Right now the boat is on the hard so the fingers 'should' be OK.

I want to thank everyone for their input, it has helped me organize my mind. I am in a time pinch now and, well, the mind can get flustered at such times. I have also made up my mind not to force anything as I can always take it out piece by piece after I sail it to it's new home. I am going to be residing on her after the move and preferably I would have liked to do what Valiente said and have the bilge area 'sparkling' when I move on. Funny thing, I have no qualms about sailing it from marina to marina with no engine but this engine removal thing has me figity.

Thanks again all....

03-08-2007 05:51 PM
Originally Posted by donrr1
I was just thinkin, the last time I had the boat out the wind was 20 knots on the calm side, gusts to 30. That's gotta be more strain than a 300lb. engine, no?

Probably, even if you had a jib up...which helps balance out the load on the mast... But, it would really be a shame to not check and then ruin the mast, the engine and probably leave a pretty big hole in the deck for whatever time it takes to just check it...
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