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Old 10-03-2017, 02:07 PM
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Depending on the boat, 12' might not always cut it. I rented a 12'x12' from United Rental for a month for mock up work. With chain hoist they supplied, engine still wouldn't clear back of a 40OL with oil pan on.. I've been searching for a good deal on one too.
I priced a beam locally for $160... That is a 20' long 4x6 I beam to replace the one the titan unit comes with, I would probably cut it down for 12' width between the uprights. Still searching for a better option though. Let me know if you come across a better deal.
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Old 10-04-2017, 06:59 AM
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4 by 6 is a LOT of metal. Are you installing 6v92's? I just bought a couple of seats off a guy who built his own. Just sent him a text to see if he wants to post his setup. Large, yet totally portable.

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Old 10-08-2017, 07:51 AM
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If I was to make another one I would make the whole thing out of aluminum.
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Old 10-08-2017, 10:29 AM
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Mine is 12' ish to the roof and 14' ish over all and it is really close ..


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Old 10-08-2017, 11:43 PM
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You know what is sad? How many of us have a way to pull a motor out of a boat. Car owners I bet its less then 1%. Boat owners probably 50/50.
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:57 AM
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I had this old sundancer. 1 summer I was a member of the motor-of-the-week club. Finally get it out to the sandbar. This boat pulls up with this wake board tower on it. Spousal unit says "He's worse than you. He has his engine puller built right on to his boat!"
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:19 AM
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Although it isn't really boaters who have such a high rate of people doing their own engine r&r's. It is US. Performance boaters. First, we over build the engines. Then we run them at higher throttle settings than anybody but fighter pilots. Then we come on here and b!tch cuz our engine puller isn't tall or wide enough...
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:24 AM
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Dude, I went through so many 302's in a boat one year a lot of years ago I was going to paint little motors on the side of the boat with slashes through them like fighter pilots do on the side of their planes for kills.
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Old 10-09-2017, 01:17 PM
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I built mine out of 6" and 8" I beam that my buddy gave me from a old job he did. Its 14' tall and 12' wide and has easily pulled the motors out of my fountain. I put casters on it so it rolls pretty good but a little difficult to roll by yourself but it can be done. The legs and base are 6" I beam and the top beam is the 8".
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Old 10-09-2017, 01:46 PM
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Built mine out of wood and galvanized hardware and used a chain hoist from HF. I have the detailed plans at home, let me know and I'll snap a pic for you. In total it's about 14ft tall. I've used it to pull and install a total of 3 times. Total cost was around $215 in wood and hardware plus the cost of the hoist, I had chain left over from another project. I consider it a big win be it that local shops were asking $500 to simply lift the engines out. Here are some pics I have on me for reference.

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