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    Engine hoist options

    Im going to be dropping an engine into a ski pretty soon and wanted to see what everyone is using to hoist the engine. Is a cherry picker my best option?
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    Re: Engine hoist options

    Cherry picker of Harbor freight electric winch
    Y'all know me, still the same O.G. but I been low-key
    hated on by most these &^$$@s with no cheese, no deals and no G's, no wheels and no keys, no boats, no snowmobiles, and no skis, mad at me cause I can finally afford to provide my family with groceries

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    Re: Engine hoist options

    second the harbor freight hoist. I have mine mounted on a trolley rail and can roll things (even whole standups from one side of the shop to the other. Really saves your back.

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    Re: Engine hoist options

    I have one mounted on a Gantry crane and I bought one that was mounted to a freestanding lift, I added some steel wheels so I can tilt it and move the whole thing around easily
    Y'all know me, still the same O.G. but I been low-key
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    Re: Engine hoist options

    A chain or cable hoist hanging overhead works best. Cherry picker is great, BUT.....it seems like the legs are always in the wrong place and hitting the trailer wheels, then the lift arm is right in your way when you try to lean in and line things up etc. If it's a twin, I just pick it up and set it down in the hull by hand, they're only 60 pounds +/-
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    Re: Engine hoist options

    Yep twins are not a proble till you get into seadoo 787's 951's and Yamaha 800's then you need a cherry picker or electric hoist
    Y'all know me, still the same O.G. but I been low-key
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    Re: Engine hoist options

    Quote Originally Posted by revvinkevin511 View Post
    second the harbor freight hoist. I have mine mounted on a trolley rail and can roll things (even whole standups from one side of the shop to the other. Really saves your back.
    This sounds epic of a setup. Could you post a pic?

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