We have repowered many Grand Banks here in the yard. The engine removal is just part of the total picture however. While you have the engines out, it is a perfect opportunity to do some cleaning and repairs that are not possible with the engines in place. Below is the usual chain of events when we swap out engines in a boat.
* Many hoses will need to be replaced if they are near the end of thier useful life cycle. It may also be a good time to upgrade fuel system.
Replacing engines in a Grand Banks may seem like a daunting task, but we have done it many times before. Below are the intital stages of the job.
|A strong platform needs to be built to slide the engine into the boat. The window is removed for this task and the platform rests on deck. As you can see, it is solidly built to take the weight of the engine. We now use a sliding platform arrangement that rides on rollers to make this task easier and more efficient.|
|A bar extend through the cabin and is solidly anchored and supported on each end. This will hold the gear used to lower the engine into place. We now use a motorized rig that we developed that will lift the engine with less manpower - saving time and expense.|
|Before beginning, the whole cabin was papered and scrap carpet was put down to protect the sole. There are planks temporarily covering the engine access, but you can see that the engine pan has been removed and is being repaired and thoroughly cleaned.|
3831 Trappe Landing Road
Trappe, MD 21673