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Old     (riverratboarder)      Join Date: Jun 2003       12-08-2009, 7:28 AM Reply   
need to replace my engine in my 2000 Mastercraft. its a 310hp predator indmar. Any layed off mechanics need a winter project? I am probably as broke as you but I have to have the boat running by spring. Have to........
Old     (njskier)      Join Date: Jul 2005       12-08-2009, 5:28 PM Reply   
Lots of boat (and car) mechanics do side jobs....maybe try to find one in your area? I think sells engines
Old     (jagermeister)      Join Date: Sep 2007       12-11-2009, 5:06 AM Reply   
Where do you reside?
Old     (riverratboarder)      Join Date: Jun 2003       12-29-2009, 1:51 PM Reply   
Old     (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       12-29-2009, 2:16 PM Reply   
I doubt few people can do it on the side. The problem is clearing the motor over the gunnel. It takes a car lift, house/shop beam and a hoist, or something taller than a regular engine hoist. Unless you pull the wheels off and drop the trailer as low as possible. Of course a whole bunch of people could man handle it. Engines only weight 800 lbs.

Wish I could help, but my driveway wouldn't work nor would my engine hoist.

Might want to start spraying the nuts and bolts now with WD40 to help with the rust.

I know it has a ton of hours, but what happened to it? Worth rebuilding?
Old     (kamighazi)      Join Date: Nov 2008       12-29-2009, 2:26 PM Reply   
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Old     (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       12-29-2009, 3:03 PM Reply   
Monk Marine.
Old     (joesell)      Join Date: Apr 2001       12-29-2009, 4:39 PM Reply   
I swaped my 350 out of my last boat w/no problem. I used a standard engine hoist too. It really was an easy job. No need to get raped at a dealer.
Old     (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       12-29-2009, 4:56 PM Reply   
We used a $40 chain hoist from Harbor Freight and a big tree limb to get the 351 out of my brother's old Prostar years ago. It wasn't that tough & took maybe 2 hrs.

Took it to Bakes Marine in Issaquah & had their mechanic rebuild it in his spare time. Then he brought it back out & helped install it. I don't think Spencer is there any more but like someone else said, there are mechanics out there who will help you get it done. Put the word out locally, check Craigslist, etc. Car engines take the same skills to get it done.
Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       12-29-2009, 6:04 PM Reply   
Mike slams his boat bigtime. It's a hard life with them boys. Mike, where could the transplant take place? I can't do it at my place. Might be able to help.
Old     (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       12-29-2009, 8:47 PM Reply   
Joe's back? Cool!

Not sure what kind of boat you used a regular engine hoist on. I tried it on two different types of boats and wound up using an automotive lift.

The chain hoist Bill is talking about is what I mentioned above. We used a beam but a big enough tree would work.

There is going to be some rusty bolts to deal with. That is just part of running in salt water. I have seen BMK boats rust holes right through the oil pans.
Old     (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       12-29-2009, 9:31 PM Reply   
Heres a chain hoist.

Oh, and stubborn rusty bolts.... soak'em in PB Blaster. And hit'em with an impact wrench. HF has electric, battery & air impacts for cheap (for those of us who use it a few times a decade).

(Message edited by bill_airjunky on December 29, 2009)
Old     (dhcomp)      Join Date: Jun 2003       12-30-2009, 12:06 AM Reply   
iF you are really on a budget, check into the boat salvage place in Rancho Cordova near recycle road. They sell used boat parts like a car salvage yard.

These places often swap motors for cheap, or at least the car places do. Might be worth the call and drive.
Old     (joesell)      Join Date: Apr 2001       12-30-2009, 2:22 PM Reply   
I guess I got lucky then. It was a 2001 Mobius V. I used a short chain, and jacked the nose all the way up. It cleared by 2 or 3 inches. Really was a piece of cake though.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       12-30-2009, 2:27 PM Reply   
$$7600!! that ebay guy can kiss it!!
Old     (justintime)      Join Date: Mar 2009       12-30-2009, 4:07 PM Reply   
shoot me an e-mail, im based out of walnut creek!


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