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Old 10-25-2018, 01:29 PM   #41
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I have a 1974 DeFever Passagemaker 40. Replaced the motors and the fuel tanks in 2007. The yard had a contraption that attached to the travel lift that

had an articulating arm. I've attached a few pictures.


Thanks for sharing any chance you know what your door opening is mine is 21 1/2 just wanted to see if same again thanks I will be posting many pictures of my install
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Old 10-25-2018, 01:51 PM   #42
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I'll try and get there tomorrow and measure the opening.
They did have to take the heat exchanger off the motors
and remove the refrigerator door to have enough clearance.
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I'll try and get there tomorrow and measure the opening.

They did have to take the heat exchanger off the motors

and remove the refrigerator door to have enough clearance.


Thanks I stripped the engine and getting ready to pull the trigger I am going to do it while at my dock still in the water using beams boat hoist and good carpentry and lumber so I think I have a good plan curious to know are your engines 130hp Perkins
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:05 PM   #44
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The engines I took out were Perkins.(130 hp?)
I replaced them with Cummins 6BTA5.9 that had
300 hours since being rebuilt. Long story short,
the Perkins were in need of rebuilding and I got
a good deal on the Cummins.
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The engines I took out were Perkins.(130 hp?)

I replaced them with Cummins 6BTA5.9 that had

300 hours since being rebuilt. Long story short,

the Perkins were in need of rebuilding and I got

a good deal on the Cummins.


Thanks where is your home port
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Maybe building a cardboard mock-up will help planning the job.
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The engines I took out were Perkins.(130 hp?)
I replaced them with Cummins 6BTA5.9 that had
300 hours since being rebuilt. Long story short,
the Perkins were in need of rebuilding and I got
a good deal on the Cummins.
That sounds like something we're interested in too (not a DeFever though). We have Perkin M135 and we're thinking of re-powering.
Can you say what trouble/issues you had in making the change? Did you change everything - prop shaft, gearbox, water pump, engine beds, outlets, etc etc.
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Maybe building a cardboard mock-up will help planning the job.


Good Idea
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Harleyguy,
The door opening measures 23 1/2"W x 53" H.
My homeport is Crisfield, MD.

mcarthur,
I used the old trannys (Velvet Drive). Had them rebuilt and
they bolted up to the new motors using a Cummins adapter.
Shafts, props were reused without modification. All else was
moving hoses, strainers and Racors to a convenient location.
The motors fit right on the stringers.
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Harleyguy,

The door opening measures 23 1/2"W x 53" H.

My homeport is Crisfield, MD.



mcarthur,

I used the old trannys (Velvet Drive). Had them rebuilt and

they bolted up to the new motors using a Cummins adapter.

Shafts, props were reused without modification. All else was

moving hoses, strainers and Racors to a convenient location.

The motors fit right on the stringers.


Thanks you have two more inches wider than mine 2 inches is a mile when doing this gonna have to see tomorrow if I can widen by taking door trim off hope I can gain the 2 inches that way
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Harleyguy,
I did remove the port side window to put a new couch
in the main salon. That may be your best bet.
Good luck!
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Ok have new plan you see in picture where my 25ft Chaparral is hanging ok move that boat out going to take off straps off mount the cables to the top of I beam leaving few feet past end of dock and inside of port side door put beam trolly on bottom with electric winch hoist snatch engine off dock roll through door have two A Frames one aft and forward of engine room hatch with another beam same set up as outside snatch engine up off floor and guide over mounts reassemble engine of everything then setting on mounts and hooking it all back up so two beams one beam trolly one electric hoist some lumber and lots of luck I will have it in not this Saturday but the next thanks for all your knowledge I love my 40ft DownEast passage-maker I wouldnít want nothing else I am doing this with the help of just a few friends who like a good challenge lol I will take lots of pics and video and share
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And, almost 2 years later with no news...

After reading the whole thread I was looking forward to a happy ending and some great pictures and video. Did this get continued in a new thread? Or...shudder...not.
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After reading the whole thread I was looking forward to a happy ending and some great pictures and video. Did this get continued in a new thread? Or...shudder...not.
It looks like there was a happy ending!
https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...did-44308.html
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It looks like there was a happy ending!
https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...did-44308.html
Thanks. Used the link and it was good to see the reality rather than dwelling on all the nightmare scenarios I could envision.
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