VIDEO REPORT: REPLACEMENT OF MARINE ENGINE MOUNTS ON THE HIGH SEAS AND WITH LIMITED TOOLS | YANMAR 4JH-TE

Sailboat: 1990 Hunter 42 Passage , in Canada before travelling to the Caribbean. 

2 ELLEBOGEN 150 (Ref. 121370-08351) and 2 ELLEBOGEN 200 (Ref. 129470-08350)

Steph and Travis, a Canadian couple that bought a 1990 Hunter 42 Passage sailboat moved on board for a year in Toronto, Ontario and decided to leave the Great Lakes for a minimalist “Jibsea” life on the Big Pond. Amidst a global pandemic, unsure if they would be able to cross the border on the other side of Lake Ontario, they decided to pack up their life and give it a try.

Steph and Travis publish their journey on their own Youtube channel called “Sailing Jibsea” . Their episodes are interesting for all of those who want to know the Caribbean islands and the best spots to visit or to moore.

The Hunter 42 Passage has an overall a length of 12,95 metres (42.50ft) and a beam of 4,27m (14.00ft) giving a total displacement of 10.886Kg. (24.000lbs). The draft is 1.5m (4,92ft)

Designed and built by HUNTER Marine USA shipyard in Alachua, Florida USA.

This Sailboat well maintained and properly stowed can accommodate up to 6 people in comfort.

1.BASELINE OF THE SITUATION OF THE ENGINE

The marine engine is a Yanmar 4JH-TE. The positions of the engine mounts are as follow.

Travis explains the process of unbolting the 30 year old engine mounts.

2.PREPARING THE ENGINE FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FLEXIBLE ENGINE MOUNTS

Travis has a limited space an means to lift up the engine, he uses a winch. He admits that a thick wooden cradle would be a better option perhaps. After that he unbolts the propeller shaft.

3. SETTING THE CORRECT LEVEL ON THE HEIGHT ADJUSTERS

Travis shows how he is setting the leveling height adjusters.

4. SETTING THE CORRECT LEVEL ON THE HEIGHT ADJUSTERS

4.1 VIDEO OF THE ENGINE WITH THE NEW ENGINE MOUNTS

In this section of the video, the engine is shown with the recently installed Ellebogen marine engine mounts.

5. CONCLUSIONS FROM THE INSTALLATION PROCESS

After the installation has been done, Travis gives some conclusions on the process of the replacement of the Yanmar engine mounts

6. SAFETY FIRST

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