Photos taken when removing the Volvo Penta MD2B from Gemini:
Next time I would wrap the engine in an old duvet to further protect the woodwork.
I’ve never seen an engine removed – what surprised me in those photos is how much weight the boom can take!
Whats the plan for re-engine? Outboard? Electric? Beta Marine?
Hi Jon, I now have a reconditioned VP MD2020B, but wishing I had spent the extra on a new Beta!
Hi, If the boat was nose down (eg on a slipway) would that make it easier to get the engine through the companionway? Just considering engine swap options whilst the boat is afloat.
Hi Jonathan, I have never tried it, I’m guessing it would, but I am not sure the reward would be worth the effort. If I was to do the job again, I would wrap the engine in an old blanket, and tape some form of protection to the hatch way etc.
Thanks – I have no choice re boat sloping as the club slipway does… I need to dry out & offload the engine.
Great tip re blanket & hatch protection. Thanks for taking the time to reply and your pix are a great encouragement.
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