Two old Farts pull the engine!
13 June 2010
My good friend Mike Raddatz and I went down to the boat a couple weeks ago and pulled the Perkins diesel out to rebuild it. Arriving at the crack of dawn the friday of Memorial day weekend, we had but 6 hours to get the engine fully removed from the beds and into the cockpit. This was because Marina staff were leaving early for the long weekend and we needed their help with the crane to remove the motor. Working like fiends we rigged successive feats of engineering magic until the nearly 1,300 lbs of engine and transmission were free of the engine compartment. Mark the manager of the boatyard came over with the crain and in a matter of a few minutes had the engine sitting nicely on our trailer ready for transport home to the shop.
I will get Mike to send me photos of the engine being hoisted to update this blog.
P.S. the two days following our little adventure both Mike and I were so unbelievibly sore we could hardly move. AAAArrrrrrrgggggggg! Good thing I don't plan on putting the motor back until next spring :>)