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    Default Lots of blown boats here so a quick question?

    Given the number of blower boats here, I'm curious if you guys could post up pics of your lifting slings that allow the motor to be pulled and dropped in without having to pull the blower off everytime.
    I like the idea of assembly and disassembly on a stand instead of hanging over fresh paint that I worked 1 1/2 years on.

    Also, curious of the types/brands or mods made to your engine stands that allow you to feel comfortable having the entire motor on the stand.

    My stand is a steel castered 4 leg'r made in USA with USA steel (many years old) but only has a rated capacity of 1000 lbs. I've looked at some of these 1500 lb'rs and to be honest, they don't look as strong.

    Any thoughts, suggestions, pics or advise would be much appreciated........john

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    ask porter he has a real good engine stand that hold his motor fine. i have seen some cool engine pullinig slings i will see if i can find a pic.
    ps how the weather up there im enjoying the 100 degree weather here in vegas
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    Quote Originally Posted by wajetboy View Post
    ask porter he has a real good engine stand that hold his motor fine. i have seen some cool engine pullinig slings i will see if i can find a pic.
    ps how the weather up there im enjoying the 100 degree weather here in vegas
    You know Droppy Austin, he'd tell me something like (Dude, just get a Ford and that way you dont gotta be working on it all the time).....

    We're enjoying a wonderful 60 degree and clouds kinda day. Probably miss it don't you......

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    I lift mine from the header's but I do pull off my scoop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zipper View Post
    I lift mine from the header's but I do pull off my scoop.
    Thanks Zipper (killer JG motor by the way). Do you use a form a spreader/strap setup or just straight chain off the header studs

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    2 10' nylon strap's.I used them like a sling.I'll look for the pictures the
    motor going in to the boat.

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    I use these 4' lifting straps, Viking Shield Round Sling, under the headers but they actually hook on the block just under the heads in the front and back. They are rated at 2600 lbs each in Vertical or 5200 lbs in a Basket configuration. They come in different lengths and ratings. No need to take anything off the motor.




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    http://www.sbcslingsandbinders.com/id9.html
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    They make lifting everything easy. I used them to remove and install my pump completely assembled. With the help of my roof mounted garage winch it's a one man job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zipper View Post
    I lift mine from the header's but I do pull off my scoop.
    Quote Originally Posted by zipper View Post
    2 10' nylon strap's.I used them like a sling.
    I just did this this morning!! Made loops that cleared the carbs and used my forklift. Easiest job yet!!
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    Lots of blown boats here so a quick question
    the words blown and quick dont belong in the same sentence.

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    The nylon sling idea is perfect. Thanks a bunch.

    What is everyones favorite engine stand? I've very reluctant to use mine (though there's probably a significant safety margine built into it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrork View Post
    The nylon sling idea is perfect. Thanks a bunch.

    What is everyones favorite engine stand? I've very reluctant to use mine (though there's probably a significant safety margine built into it)
    Harbor Freight has a 2000lb stand that works rather well....$119. -
    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=4420

    I welded an additional support on the 4 wheeled 1 I have just for added peace of mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cas View Post
    Harbor Freight has a 2000lb stand that works rather well....$119. -
    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=4420

    I welded an additional support on the 4 wheeled 1 I have just for added peace of mind.

    Thanks Steve. I've looked at some sorta local and I'll be honest, I can't figure out where they get the extra 1000 lbs of capacity over what I already have...

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    been real good except I'm working way too much. Today is the first time we're taking the boat out since Shasta back in June...we've put a whopping 6 hrs of run time on it so far this year
    boat burnout maybe, don't know but we've had a pretty fun and relaxing summer without it.

    you?

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