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    Is it a bad idea to lift the boat from the intake using a floor jack? I have to do a small repair and it seems easier to lift it from the intake, rather then using a engine hoist and lifting from the engine mounts. I would be using a long enough 2x4 across the intake to avoid direct pressure in the water intake area.

    I've seen a few lift the boat a few inches from the bunks and place a few extra 2x4's, so the boat would rest on the 2x4's during bottom repairs.

    My engine is obviously out to reduce weight.
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    A few years back I needed to replace the bunks and do some minor bottom hull repair. I used a floor jack on the trailer. While in the air, I used 2 jack stands with carpeted 4x4's on top of them. I put one on each side of the hull then I lowered the trailer. I also put a jack about 2/3 up the bottom with a carpeted v and raised the front. Boat sat a few inches off the trailer and was able to due all repairs. I now have a hoist and would go that route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YumaJet View Post
    Is it a bad idea to lift the boat from the intake using a floor jack? I have to do a small repair and it seems easier to lift it from the intake, rather then using a engine hoist and lifting from the engine mounts. I would be using a long enough 2x4 across the intake to avoid direct pressure in the water intake area.

    I've seen a few lift the boat a few inches from the bunks and place a few extra 2x4's, so the boat would rest on the 2x4's during bottom repairs.

    My engine is obviously out to reduce weight.
    Floor jack and 2x4 will work fine. Keep all pressures as close to transom edge as possible. Be sure and use additional suports for safety. I do it almost daily in my shop

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    Shouldnt be a problem, do it off the shoe mounting pad, if the engine was in probably not the best idea and using a hoist would be the way to go

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    Thanks for the replies. I just raised it about 2 inches and placed a 2x4 on each side. Thanks again fellas.
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    I've flipped my boat twice using the pump, you shouldn't have any issues. Like CS said, i wouldnt do it with the motor in it, but you said it's already out.

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