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Old 03-26-2018, 11:50 PM   #21
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What about getting a bunch of wedges and drive some on one side and then next to the first wedge drive a taller one in and alternate between the two. Doesn’t need much room or much in the way of tools.
Living aboard so where would I get wedges and bloody hard ones at that.
All I have onboard in the way of timber is some western red cedar and some ply.

Like I said, it can wait until its up on the hard next.
Mounts have been collapsed since we bought her, not even convinced it needs them, not even enough vibration to rattle glasses onboard.

Main engine is hard mounted as well and same there.
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:05 AM   #22
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Post 11: Driftwood. Pike pole. Borrow something. Wait til you get home. Get a better tool box.
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Not to be snarky, but with such a large boat, how can you not have a really great selection of tools and supplies?
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:55 AM   #24
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Row to shore, gather tree limbs for lumber.
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Old 03-27-2018, 01:14 AM   #25
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Not to be snarky, but with such a large boat, how can you not have a really great selection of tools and supplies?
You expect me to have one of every tool on the planet from day one?


I still haven't finished getting through the previous owners accumulated sh1t yet so i am not about to start piling all of my sh1t on top of his.

Like I said, I have a longer bar at the dirt house and when we get back to land I will bring it onboard.
I have a short one on board, but not long enough to get to the other side of the genset.
I have several meter long sections of one inch rhs, but it bends.
Its no big deal and it will wait.
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No, I don’t expect you to have every tool. Just an adequate tool selection. Hey, everyone needs to stock their boat to the level they feel comfortable with. Good luck.
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I have jig saw, circular saw, several diferent sanders, grinders, drill press, hand drills, impact driver, compressor, welder, soldering iron, hammers, chisels, screwdrivers, full socket set 1/4,3/8 and 1/2 inch, multiple shifters, spanner set, vise, portable vice, grease gun x 2, pressure blaster, torque wrench x 2, rattle gun, bolt cutters, drop saw for timber and one for metal, spirit levels,laser levels, handsaws, routers x 2, boxes of stainless bolts and screws, spares spares and more spares a shittone of stuff I haven't even mentioned.

I don't have a long crowbar but I do have a short crowbar.
Clearly I have an inadequate tool kit.
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Clearly I have offended you, I apologize. You do have an impressive tool kit.
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Not offended at all, merely pointing out that its near impossible to have every tool at hand.
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What exactly are shifters? Just curious. Thanks
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Not offended at all, merely pointing out that its near impossible to have every tool at hand.
How about this, take a pic of the genset and the areas below and above and post it.. plenty of guys who grew up watching McGyver here and a pic
( or 3) is going to be worth more than anything.
Your giving up too easy


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Old 03-27-2018, 09:41 AM   #32
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Weld a padeye centered over the generator or two fore and aft. Most genys have lift eyes for a chain fall. Yours vessel looks to be steel, the maker may have eyes all ready installed, if not and you have overhead beams, use a clamp style eye for lifting. A come-along can be a substitute for falls and they are inexpensive, light weight, small and useful in your tool box. Block it once lifted for safety.
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If you can get Amazon deliveries, these would work: (They lift about 2 inches. If you need more you can lift the 2 inches, then set it down on a board, and lift again from there)

https://www.amazon.com/Winbag-15730-.../dp/B00NESAU0U
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What exactly are shifters? Just curious. Thanks
Shifting spanners, crescent wrench in the US.
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If you can get Amazon deliveries, these would work: (They lift about 2 inches. If you need more you can lift the 2 inches, then set it down on a board, and lift again from there)

https://www.amazon.com/Winbag-15730-.../dp/B00NESAU0U

Cool, doing what I was attempting with a fender.

Australian same same but different stock on eBay for $12
Says it can do 200kg and I'll put 1/2 ply between it and Genny for protection.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AU-Winba...-/202209781124
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if you're only lifting one side at a time you won't be bearing the full weight of the genny.

I've used the Winbag version and they are very handy. They are surprisingly powerful and seem very durable so far. I've used them to lift one side of a full size fridge, and for leveling a very large window during installation.
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On eBay had a search around under air wedge, air shim and found various same same versions for as low as $3.99 delivered.
At that price I bought three to share the load.
Just need to wait a few weeks for delivery.

Thanks for the heads up Benthic2.
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If you have enough 1/2" extensions. You can stack them together and use a deep socket as a fulcrum. If you have a 1/2" to 3/8" adapter you can add more length. If you had electrical supply house close you could build an A-frame out of unistrut or superstrut. I have made them before to lift a 800lb marine gear.
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Couple of inches.


If you know anyone that has heavy equipment, one of their mechanics should have a porta-power. It would work but a pry bar should work, 4 foot one sitting in my shed, but not much help to you.
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Where is your Davit? Pull the cable out far enough to lift the genny. I had to rescue my dinghy when it got washed off the sun deck in a storm and landed upside down in the cockpit. Pulled it back upright, then back up. That cable ran some interesting places it was never intended to make it all work. Used extra life preservers as scuff pads over corners and gel coat. Worked. If you have a straight enough shot, rig it Rube Goldberg style.
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