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Old 18 November 2010, 05:53   #1
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Lifting eye

Need to take off one engine and replace with another, they are both Merc's so assume a lifting eye and hoist is the way to go, have access to the hoist but where to get the eye from? Alternatively any other ideas gratefully received.
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Old 18 November 2010, 07:11   #2
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I got one if you are passing
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Other option is to remove the gearbox, wind your jockey wheel right down, pack under the leg, & wind the jockey wheeel back up.

The fun bit is then needing two (maybe three if it's a bigger lump) bods to manhandle the engine down to ground level, although if you use a box or flatbed trailer & a pallet (couple it to a car as all the weight will be at the wrong end), the trailer floor will be conveniently at or about the right height.......

Lifting eye probably easier tho'.
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Which Opti did you decide on in the end and how did you lift the XR6 on there?
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Old 18 November 2010, 08:22   #5
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Need to take off one engine and replace with another, they are both Merc's so assume a lifting eye and hoist is the way to go, have access to the hoist but where to get the eye from? Alternatively any other ideas gratefully received.
I have one and only a few miles up the road, your welcome to come and grab it.
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Kitten,
Thanks very much for the offer You've helped me out before, shan't forget.

Dhd, went for the 150 following general forum consensus! The XR6 was fitted for me on purchase.

TD, thanks also for the offer, that's ideal You were in my mind come set up an Opti time, will be in touch.
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Took a bit longer to get down to Looe to see the Black Dog team than anticipated, but a very big thank you to Rob for the loan of the lifting eye and the mounting hole template which has been really useful in getting a nice SS transom plate fabricated. Hopefully the Opti will be on in the next couple of weeks and then off to Looe again for it to be set up.
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