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Old 27 August 2014, 16:27   #1
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Help..am in a spot of bother

I am struggling to refit my 50 hp Mariner back on the boat. Had the wife and sons all helping but it's just too heavy. Any tips?
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Old 27 August 2014, 16:32   #2
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Stand the engine up. List the front of the boat as high as possible on the trailer. Role it back and then drop the boat down so the engine is hooked on. How I did my 90hp
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Old 27 August 2014, 16:34   #3
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Rig an A frame, block and tackle over a beam/tree branch or hire a proper engine crane.

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Old 27 August 2014, 18:18   #4
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standing up

Thanks, I'll give the standing up a go.
Failing that, a crane.
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Old 27 August 2014, 18:36   #5
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Stand engine on trolley jack and pump up until its the correct height.

In all honesty lifting the front of the boat is the easiest method.

Anyway, toughen up, its a 50hp
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Old 27 August 2014, 20:52   #6
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You need bigger friends.

FWIW I use a crane with my 40hp.
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Old 28 August 2014, 03:09   #7
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Old 30 August 2014, 16:29   #9
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Done

Thanks all.

Made a base with two bits of oak beam held side by side with 2 metal bars, leaving 1/2 inch gap between oak beam off-cuts. Then lowered engine, using p trim and tipped engine and stand unto the base so that fin slid into 1/2 " gap and weight was taken by prop housing as engine was stood upright and off the stand. The rest you know.

I ran the engine today, all well. Thank goodness.
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Keep thinking these guys should have been in a Castlemaine XXXX ad, with the camera panning to a buxom sheila lifting the engine on while they drink a few tinnies!

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