I will be attempting to move my outboard from the pontoon to the stand that I just built for it. Just wondering it there are any tips that may help me avoid anything disasterous. My plan is to either somehow attach the motor to the bucket of the tractor and lift it with that, or pull it up under my shed and attach to a joist and lift it with a come along. I took the cover off of the outboard to see if there are any mounting points that I can attach to, but was unable to find anything sufficient.
Should I just wrap a tow strap under the power head between the bracked and the midsection?
Will the power tilt unit and outboard come off as one piece?
I'm thinking I should attempt to leave all wires and throttle/steering cables attached. I've never removed an outboard before, so I thought this might be easier the having to disconnect and reconnect everything.