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Old 04-08-2018, 07:49 AM   #1
City: Virginia Beach VA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carrick
Vessel Model: Californian 43 CPMY
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Californian 43 Crusader Engine Changeout

We have a new-to-us 1984 Californian 43 with 7.4L Crusaders that we are bringing back to its original grandeur. The port engine is dead (seized solid) and needs replacement.
Has anyone got experience with changing out an engine on this model boat, and can you share any lessons learned?
We are especially curious as to how the engine comes out of the salon.

Thanks in advance,
Rick P
Carrick II

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Old 04-08-2018, 07:11 PM   #2
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I havenít done one on that exact model, I have done quite a few aft cabins. The DYI method, pull the engine up into the saloon. Remove exhaust headers and heads. Use 2x4s to make a level skid rail out through the back door. Use a comealong to skid it onto the back deck. Use a forklift to remove it off the back deck, or take out the side window if itís tall enough.
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