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Old 14 March 2010, 12:05   #21
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Finally got round to getting the engine onto the stand. My brother helped me lift it. Not something I want to do again in a hurry, especially as it's a back-breaking 115kg. The Tohatsu's an abolute brute compared to my Yamaha 40hp, so I think the servicing can wait until after I put her on the new boat.
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Old 07 April 2010, 13:36   #22
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Seems the engine is sitting a bit too high on the stand for safety.
If that engine does start to topple youl never stop it falling.
If it was only just off the ground atleast you could help it land gently on the skeg.

To put an engine on a stand shouldnt require too much effort at all.

To get it off the boat one person should steady the engine while the trailer is
lifted from front.
Have a nice piece of 4x2 wood ready to put under the skeg and let the engine rest on this.

The wheeled engine stand can the be put put under the upright engine,place bolts then,
take away the 4x2.
You only need to have engine just off the floor by say 2 inches.

If only one person is available then use a nice old fashioned block and tackle from a rafter.


But unless you plan to take the ngine completely apart, just service whilst on the boat.

just my opinion of course.


p.s do not place engine on foot as it realy does hurt, honest...


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Old 08 April 2010, 15:47   #23
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Seems the engine is sitting a bit too high on the stand for safety.
If that engine does start to topple youl never stop it falling.
If it was only just off the ground atleast you could help it land gently on the skeg.
I realise now it's a little too high, but this is purely a temporary measure, until such time as I can get the new boat. The stand is solid enough though, and it doesn't move, I just needed to get the engine off the floor, as it was impractical to leave it where it was.
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