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    Default Changing engine on 21 Daytona.....Engine Hoist Idea...please share them

    Hi Guys,
    I like to pull my motor out every winter and this Daytona sits so high that I'm struggling trying to decide how best to do it. I have the standard cherry picker but from the back, the pump gets in the way as well as if I jerk the tires and wheels to lower the boat so I have the overall reach, the crossmember and axle get in the way. I havent tried it from the side yet but maybe there's a possibility there.

    Has anybody modified their cherry picker for more reach? I realize that youre overriding the design and safety factor of the cherry picker so if you did, how did you do it?

    I'm tempted to try a gantry crane but that's additional expense for the few times I would use it.

    Okay guys, how do you do it? Thanks............john

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrork View Post
    Hi Guys,
    I like to pull my motor out every winter and this Daytona sits so high that I'm struggling trying to decide how best to do it. I have the standard cherry picker but from the back, the pump gets in the way as well as if I jerk the tires and wheels to lower the boat so I have the overall reach, the crossmember and axle get in the way. I havent tried it from the side yet but maybe there's a possibility there.

    Has anybody modified their cherry picker for more reach? I realize that youre overriding the design and safety factor of the cherry picker so if you did, how did you do it?

    I'm tempted to try a gantry crane but that's additional expense for the few times I would use it.

    Okay guys, how do you do it? Thanks............john
    John I've thought long and hard about this, I've even talked with a few engineers and we've come to the conclusion that you just bring it down to my house and I'll store it for you
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    When i lifted my motor out or my old 21. i rented a larger cherry picker from a rental yard $25 i think. the kind towed be hind a truck. then removed blower carbs to get cherry picker closer to motor to lift higher. I think i may have had to lift motor up then place some blocks on the stringers set motor down and get a closer grab on the motor.

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    Can you engineer a beam in your garage?
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    Two things John , I labled this photo "dont try this at home" , and important to note this was a aluminum headed SBC vs a full grown BBC , I have a custom built shop crane and used a leg from my second crane modified to nest on top the first , we removed this river jet engine originally with a fork lift but it was exceptionally awkward , will say this was a Hard hat project .....

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    I had a hard time reaching the engine in my Eliminator with a standard 1T cherry picker. A friend borrowed a 2T C/P that worked great. You can pick them up used for cheap.

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I can't run a beam due to the furnace and duct work (remember, I'm in washington where you need heat in your shop. Hell, I have it on this morning along with a flannel shirt).

    Tommy, I've seen cherry pickers with added on jig booms adapted similar to what you guys did but not sure if it's a safe way to go.

    Woolify, I've already got a 2 ton but since my motor is over 4' tall, it's still not enough without lowering the boat trailer and then I start running into the axle and crossmember.

    Germ..........nice try

    A gantry crane on rollers would work but I would rather not have to buy one if I dont have to. Maybe will have to go that route eventually but I sure would like to come of with an alternative.

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    Not sure if this is tall enough...A bit on $$$$ though.

    Telescoping Gantry Crane - 1 Ton

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    attached is a link with a pic of one similar to the one i used. its the first one that can be towed behind truck. most rental yards have them.

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    A tool rental outfit should have what you need.

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    Thanks. Unfortunately the rental yards around here just have the standard engine hoist like I already have. I may have to either buy or build a gantry crane like what Woolify posted.

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    I'm always looking for excuses to buy new tools. I just tell Jill it's like women and their shoes.

    I told Tom at JBP that he needs to figure out a way to bill so that the billing comes back on your Visa as Nordstrom's. The wife's would be fine with it then!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrork View Post
    Thanks. Unfortunately the rental yards around here just have the standard engine hoist like I already have. I may have to either buy or build a gantry crane like what Woolify posted.

    I think that would be the way to go with the two boats you guys have, as long as its tall enough, you could run into the same problem with not being able to get the motor high enough?
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