Re: Lifting an engine using a beam on cockpit seats
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Bill, I agree and would not put that kind of weigh on the seats. I placed a 4x4 across the cockpit resting on the coaming next to the winches,I further spread the load with a 2x6 under it along with padding . I used a come along to provide lift and positioned it slightly aft of the lifting point on the engine ,so it was inclined to move aft away from the trans, moved the lifting point slightly forward to move the engine forward to reinstall.
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
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Sent: Thu, Aug 29, 2019 9:04 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Lifting an engine using a beam on cockpit seats #IMPORTANT
Very Interesting thread on engine lift using a beam on cockpit seats.
I saw a SM with delaminated fiberglass on the cockpit seat exactly where a beam you describe would rest on the seat. I never connected the seat delamination to an engine lift, which I believe occurred on that SM. NOW, I DO.
I doubt the seat is designed to take significant weight. I would CAUTION this practice.
CW Bill Rouse
Amel Yacht Owners School - www.YachtSchool.us
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
On Thu, Aug 29, 2019, 4:57 AM christian alby via Groups.Io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: