I'm just about ready to change the coupler out on my boat, I have my new coupler, a service manual for guidance, and an alignment tool on the way. So that brings me to a few questions now.
I have a 73 Century with the 3.0 liter 140HP mercruiser. Where can I safely hoist the motor from? My plan is to rent an engine hoist from the local tool rental company, they have a large unit with a 1200 pound capacity that'll hoist up to 96 inches off the ground. That should be enough to clear the height of my transom. I'm just wondering where to hoist the motor from without damaging it or hurting myself.
Second question, how do I clear the back of the boat itself? My engine sits tucked into the transom area, with plenty above it, so it can't come straight out. I would need to get it suspended a bit I would think, then bring it forward to remove it. I'd sure love tips on this. I'll attach a picture to show how the motor sits in the boat now.
My Clymer's can't really help me on these questions, just the general business of getting the motor and drive to work, not particulars to my make and model.