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Old 27 September 2007, 15:01   #11
Country: UK - England
Length: 5m +
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Originally Posted by Downhilldai View Post
Trolley jack under the skeg - with protection of course.
Get a couple of bolts back through quickly though.
Dont use the skeg on a heavy engine, chock up using wood to the cavitation plate and a couple of mates to help, I lifted my 90, wound on to skeg just as it were taking the weight, as i wound the jockey wheel, it looked like it might snap off so i then used the cavitation plate with no worries.

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Old 29 September 2007, 01:32   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: Towcester
Boat name: TBA
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Engine: Suzuki 175
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elephant truck in the way

Yes when I moved my Aux. I moved it to the side with the elephant truck.
In reality the elephant truck only works when using the main engine, in which case the aux would be tilted.
Seeing the other proposals - interesting, keep us posted.

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Old 29 September 2007, 07:04   #13
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Originally Posted by Chris View Post
I heard of an interesting way to lift the engine a notch without needing any lifting gear. You lower the engine then remove the top two bolts then you lift the front of the boat with the jockey until the outboard skeg is touching the ground (put some wood under it to protect) then slightly loosen the bottom two bolts in the slotted holes. Then use the jockey to lift the front therby lifting the engine up the transom.

Sounds to me like it might work


I tried this recently and it wasn't possible as everything was just too heavy (225 4stroke). Engine crane is the way to go - you can hire them for about £20 a day.

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