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Old 04-30-2019, 08:09 PM
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I guess carrying them up a ladder on the side of the boat won't work?
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Old 04-30-2019, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
I guess carrying them up a ladder on the side of the boat won't work?
Swim ladder only on the stern between engines. First step on land is a good 2' up.

Trying to climb that using one hand to hang on and one holding 50lbs off center does not sound appealing. Need to keep the weight centered. That is how I crashed and burned off my 6' ladder in the garage: Off center standing too high, ladder goes one way, I go down, fast.

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Old 04-30-2019, 08:41 PM
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I guess I'm wondering why you can't use an A frame step ladder on the side of the boat? Isn't the boat on a trailer?
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Old 04-30-2019, 08:42 PM
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Put a plank across the two cowlings with something soft to protect the paint. Tie or tape it in place. Use a couple of pulleys to reduce the weight and pull them up while standing on the ground. If not the cowlings maybe back the boat under a tree limb or under a garage beam etc. $5 of cheap pulleys and some rope. My batts are the 80lb ones and you dont want to see where I have to fit them.

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Old 04-30-2019, 08:47 PM
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ladder next to the boat. Lift the battery 1 step at a time. If you can’t do that (which as one with a crappy back, I totally understand), hire a HS kid.
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Old 04-30-2019, 08:58 PM
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Gyn and a chain block?
chain block from overhead gantry/roof truss etc
rig a drum lifting winch/crane on the deck/gunwale
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Tell some gals into crossfit it's better than kettle bells or tires
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Originally Posted by mickt243 View Post
Gyn and a chain block?
chain block from overhead gantry/roof truss etc
They are not THAT damn heavy, just was looking for some clever insight to prevent me from farqueing up.

Were it in my driveway, I might cobble up some plywood steps, but it is in a storage yard miles from home.

I heal more slowly from stupidity and eagerness these days. Try to take the smart way out when I can, ask for advice rather than stampeding into pain................
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What a bunch of Marys!
Y'all need to get into shape.............Not the round shape!




Don't judge....round is a shape
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Ahh back into the Tunnles of love...
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Robert Mc View Post
They are not THAT damn heavy, just was looking for some clever insight to prevent me from farqueing up.

Were it in my driveway, I might cobble up some plywood steps, but it is in a storage yard miles from home.

I heal more slowly from stupidity and eagerness these days. Try to take the smart way out when I can, ask for advice rather than stampeding into pain................
lifting should always be done with care and attention to prevention of injury - the higher the lift or the heavier the lift, the more consideration should be given to use of mechanical lifting aids. I’ve lifted heavier than 50lb higher than 6 feet, but only when there was no alternative. Depending on the setup of your boat, you may be able to jury rig a makeshift crane with a few 2x4’s, some rope and pulleys. Please don’t bust your back, or drop a 50lb weight on your face.
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any high school kids around? A 6 pack of natty will get this done cheap.
Eeewwwww. That swill is the stinkingest beer on the planet. PBR, Old Mil, Rolling Rock, Miller are cheap but is at least it's a beer.

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Old 05-01-2019, 03:04 AM
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Not trying to be a smart ass here, (unlike TuNNelS!!!!!!!!) but why not walk it up a ladder one step at a time. Rest them on the gunwale with something soft to protect it. I understand your reluctance to use a ladder, but a good sturdy A frame ladder on a solid footing will work. Maybe get someone to hold the ladder. The only other solution I can think of is an elaborate A frame setup, straddling the boat with a block & tackle on a slide to slide it over into the boat. I had a similar issue once I got the batteries in the boat and had to lower them into the bilge, hold them above the bilge pump, then move them to the left & right onto their shelf. I set up a board between the shelves, then slid them across into position.
Big Island eh? Have a friend that lives on Oahu (Ewa Beach). For a plane ticket and a couple of cold ones he'll be glad to help. I just haven't asked him yet.
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I almost agree with Tunnels.......scary
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2 x 10, with 2 x 6's screwed to the sides, making a U-shaped ramp to slide them up. Block & tackle or come-along to move 'em.
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Old 05-01-2019, 04:36 AM
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Back your truck up to the boat and stand on the tailgate. That should get you high enough.
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It just may be time to sell the boat. When one is no longer able to deal with what ever may come up, then it is time.....

I have little toys and big toys and when I am no longer able to address the issues that come up, then the toy goes away.
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Use a dock line
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Old 05-01-2019, 05:28 PM
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if the boat is on a trailer, (which I'm assuming due to the height you're lifting to), leave the batteries in the bed or on the tailgate of the truck and back it up to the side of the boat.
Stand on the truck and lift the batteries up onto the gunwale
Cuts your lift height to about 3ft
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