Soliciting advice on how to pull my engines.

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carl
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Soliciting advice on how to pull my engines.

Postby carl » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:10 am

Fellow Marinette owners,
I am asking for you to please share with me how you went about pulling your engines. I have a 32' Salon with sliding glass doors. I have seen several different hoist systems throughout the years but because the engines are in the salon and I have limited access I'm stumped. Googled inboard motor hoists and came up empty handed.
1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
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Re: Soliciting advice on how to pull my engines.

Postby ddependo » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:46 am

I have a heavy built wood "A" frame on casters that the po used on my 32 ft express. You are welcome to use it if it will fit in the salon. It's 44" wide 68" tall & 83" long.
Wayne
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Re: Soliciting advice on how to pull my engines.

Postby honestcharlie56 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:59 pm

You can check my thread below, "sunken 32". I just pulled my engines last month. We hauled the boat, temporarily blocked it, and used a boom truck to lift them out. The shipyards pricing was very reasonable. If you were to do this at my shipyard I would tell you to expect $350. $200 for the short haul and $150/hr for the boom truck. I have no idea about prices in your area. My experience involved me doing all prep work, shipyard only had to pick the boat up and operate the boom truck. As far as using an A frame or the such, this might get the engines out of the bildge, but how will you remove them from the vessel. Keep in mind these are over 1,000 lbs fully dressed, if my reading is correct. That boom truck had to do some pulling to get em up!! Do yourself a huge favor and remove alllllll the fluids before you start! One last tip, i used a 1000lb ratchet strap to level the engines once they were off the stringers.
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Re: Soliciting advice on how to pull my engines.

Postby Tuggle » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:07 pm

Several years ago a friend pulled the engines in his houseboat, he basically disassembled the engines down to the blocks to eliminate weight. Then he and several good ol' boys man handled the blocks out. Back breaking but cheap. Went back in the same way, 350's.
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Re: Soliciting advice on how to pull my engines.

Postby honestcharlie56 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:41 am

Sadly, I don't believe this is possible on our boats.
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Re: Soliciting advice on how to pull my engines.

Postby EWRice » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:56 pm

A sky track with a 1/2 ton hoist on the end of the fork works beautifully. As long as your doors open wide enough. Otherwise I use a small steel, collapsible A frame that I can tear down into 5 easy to handle pieces.
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Re: Soliciting advice on how to pull my engines.

Postby boattown » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:39 pm

I used an engine hoist inside the cabin. Then set the motor on a furniture dolly and rolled the motor to the outside cockpit. From there I used a forklift and a jib room on the forks to lift it up and out of the boat. The motors are finished now but I'm not sure if I'll reinstall them that way. Here are some photos. Good luck.

https://1978marinette32.wordpress.com/2 ... e-removal/

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Re: Soliciting advice on how to pull my engines.

Postby carl » Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:49 am

ddependo wrote:I have a heavy built wood "A" frame on casters that the po used on my 32 ft express. You are welcome to use it if it will fit in the salon. It's 44" wide 68" tall & 83" long.
Wayne


We can discuss this upon my return, Thank You Wayne
1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
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Re: Soliciting advice on how to pull my engines.

Postby MetalHead » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:01 am

Carl,

Look at these items to maybe get some ideas. I am going build out one of these for my boat motor installs. My idea was to use shelf components even if it cost a few more dollars, but not be to expensive to build.

http://www.harborfreight.com/1000-lb-ca ... 96524.html
http://www.harborfreight.com/2-ton-capa ... 60659.html
http://www.harborfreight.com/1-ton-manu ... 69338.html

I will then need to put a base together.

This item below may need to be modified a little if I use it. I would use the pieces to make the ends.
http://www.harborfreight.com/12-ton-h-f ... 60604.html

I am also considering the 1st three items then build an A-frame out of angle iron on each end. I would ad a short piece of angle at 45 degrees on each A-frame to create proper lateral support.

The whole system would be bolt together (grade 8 bolts bought at Tractor Supply) so it could be assembled on the boat and also stored when not in use.

OR - I am also looking at maybe one of these, but the price point is high and I think fitting it on the boat could be an issue.
http://www.harborfreight.com/1-ton-capa ... 69513.html

Again - just ideas to think about at this point.

Mike
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Re: Soliciting advice on how to pull my engines.

Postby carl » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:50 am

Thank You Mike,
Funny, I was looking at some of the very same components on Harbor Freights website. I sketched up a hoist system I was considering building myself. I'll figure it out now that I have the input from yourself and others. Got something in mind that just might blow your minds, if I build it I will video it and post a link.
1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...