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Old 01 October 2014, 15:32   #1
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Lifting the engine

I have recently purchased a 40hp Mariner and underestimated how heavy the damn thing is! its on a 5m SIB and I need quite a few of us to remove it from the transom and into storage.

I'm new to all this and would appreciate any advice, tips or winch/tools that would help me with this.

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Old 01 October 2014, 15:59   #2
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Two of you should be able to 'manhandle' a 2-stroke 40hp. Depending how you're planning to store it (ideally on an outboard stand). These things really don't want to be propped next to a wall for obvious reasons. You can winterise with fogging oil, liberal spray of WD40 under the cowl, lube nipple points, etc. Wear leather building gloves or similar, seams to give grip and avoid nipping your fingers.

I normally run my engines dry of fuel (disconnect fuel supply) when running on muffs.

Tools. There should be 4 bolts and nuts on the transom saddle to undo. If it's electric, trim it down. Disconnect battery cable, throttle controls, etc. Lift the engine from the transom onto the outboard stand. Screw two bolts back on to secure. Job done.
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Old 01 October 2014, 16:23   #3
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You might be able to hire one of these from your local tool hire.

2 Tonne Folding Crane Workshop Pickup Lifting Engine Hoist Hydraulic Lift | eBay

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Old 01 October 2014, 17:48   #4
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Remove engine cowlings to give access to top of engine & any other covers on top of the engine so you can see the top of the crankshaft.
Look at the top of the crankshaft. Should be a threaded hole in the end.
Screw in a lifting eye (see pic in link) Hook the hoist to it & lift off the boat.
http://www.amazon.com/Mercury-Marine.../dp/B005CWC3CO

Or just manhandle as above!
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Old 01 October 2014, 18:01   #5
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Would a Clarke strong arm be tall enough to lift the engine upwards?

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Old 02 October 2014, 04:03   #6
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we used to have two to lift off, and one to lay down power had MUST be higher than the gear housing, if laying down.
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Old 02 October 2014, 04:15   #7
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Would a Clarke strong arm be tall enough to lift the engine upwards?

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I do not have any personal experience with the Clark, but what I would do is ask one of the sellers on Ebay (like the one below) to measure it fully extended.

Engine Crane Hoist Lift 500kg Clarke Strongarm | eBay

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Google is your friend:


CFC500F -Tonne Folding Workshop Crane (Ref: 7610610)

Combining rugged construction with the convenience of a space saving folding body, the Clarke CFC 500F is ideal for the DIY car enthusiast or the professional garage. A four stage extending jib offers excellent lifting range whilst long legs with heavy-duty castors & wheels ensure ample stability. Supplied complete with lifting hook, the CFC 500F also boasts a top quality hydraulic pump and ram assembly.

Lifting capacity of 150Kgs to 500Kgs in four stages (see Range Guide)
Maximum lifting height 2400mm
Maximum jib length 1100mm (4-stage)
Leg height 130mm
Leg width 860mm outside, 690mm inside



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Old 02 October 2014, 07:23   #9
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that looks perfect. shall measure the height of the engine for lifting but at least I can some measurements to compare to.

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Some MTFU pills should do the trick.
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