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Be careful out there people...I was lucky

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  • Be careful out there people...I was lucky

    Ok long story short. My old man and I were pulling the engine on my boat when it was nice last weekend. We used the bucket loader. Had the engine out in about 45 min. I used my cradle assembly that I made which makes it easy to pull it out without taking the blower off. It also acts as a roll bar..hehe(I laugh now). Well we get the blown big block chevy on the engine stand which is way to top heavy to start with. I wanted to shore up the front of the sagging engine and put a block of wood under it. So my old man got a jack and starting jacking the front of the engine up, well once the weight got off of it, it rolled over on the engine stand and I got out of the way just in time. The cradle hit the ground acting as a roll bar. If it was not there I would have had a broken blower and smashed bugcatcher.

    The next thing I did was clean my shorts and made an engine stand brace.


    Here is the cradle I made that saved the engine and I think my arm.




    Here is the engine stand brace that bolts to the stringer mounts.

  • #2
    I am glad you and your father did not get injured.
    Nick

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    • #3
      Close call. We can never be too careful.

      By the way, nice looking engine; what model boat?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Petron View Post
        Close call. We can never be too careful.

        By the way, nice looking engine; what model boat?
        77 Nordic Jet 18FT. Take the link:
        http://www.tjsperformance.com/blowerEFI.htm

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        • #5
          close ones they happen all the time. they have happened to me once or twicebut its good to kno that ur all right

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