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