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    $100 Home Built Engine Hoist / Gantry / A-Frame-gctid351813

    The completed Project = 12 Foot Hoist Built with four 12ft 4x4 pressure treated posts, one 8ft 4x6 pressure treated post, two 6ft 2x6 pressure treated boards, four 6in long 3/8in thick carrige bolts, a few screws, a one ton come-along, and some 3/4 ton test chain. The hardest part was notching the 12 foot pieces to 1/2 thier thickness and to have them at a 35 degree angle to each other to get a flush 4 inch thick joint on the posts that is also stable.

    [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/654661=24692-SAM_0038.jpg[/img]The Problem = I was just looking to swap motors out of my 1989 17 ft 2.3 liter bayliner capri, but had the huge issue of how to hoist the engine over the bow of the boat while it was still on the trailer. When i measured the engine it came to be about 3 ft in height and the bow was about 5 ft in height off the ground so i needed a hoist that had a max height of at least 8ft. I first looked at car hoists, but most of them at the max boom extetion of 1/4 ton had a max height of around 7 ft. I then looked around to find that most people buy a gantry from harbor freight to solve this problem or rent a tow truck with a small crane. I was going to be doing this project for a few weekends so didnt want to be rushed by the tow truck and wanted to save money and avoid getting the expensive gantry.The solution = I built my own A-Frame out of Wood for around $100!

    [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/654661=24693-SAM_0041.jpg[/img]

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    pjaec001 wrote:
    The solution = I built my own A-Frame out of Wood for around $100!
    Nice work. I liked the lap joints, quality stuff.
    Rafael Figueira
    1998 Bayliner Capri 1800 LS

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      pjaec001 wrote:
      The completed Project = 12 Foot Hoist Built with four 12ft 4x4 pressure treated posts, one 8ft 4x6 pressure treated post, two 6ft 2x6 pressure treated boards, four 6in long 3/8in thick carrige bolts, a few screws, a one ton come-along, and some 3/4 ton test chain. The hardest part was notching the 12 foot pieces to 1/2 thier thickness and to have them at a 35 degree angle to each other to get a flush 4 inch thick joint on the posts that is also stable.

      http://baylinerownersclub.org/media/....jpg[/img]The Problem = I was just looking to swap motors out of my 1989 17 ft 2.3 liter bayliner capri, but had the huge issue of how to hoist the engine over the bow of the boat while it was still on the trailer. When i measured the engine it came to be about 3 ft in height and the bow was about 5 ft in height off the ground so i needed a hoist that had a max height of at least 8ft. I first looked at car hoists, but most of them at the max boom extetion of 1/4 ton had a max height of around 7 ft. I then looked around to find that most people buy a gantry from harbor freight to solve this problem or rent a tow truck with a small crane. I was going to be doing this project for a few weekends so didnt want to be rushed by the tow truck and wanted to save money and avoid getting the expensive gantry.The solution = I built my own A-Frame out of Wood for around $100!

      http://baylinerownersclub.org/media/....jpg[/img]
      Very nice work! For $100, you can't go wrong. Besides...after the project is over, you can turn it into a swing set for kids.

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