Does anyone know the weight of the engine cover/box? Planning on installing gas springs to assist me lifting.
Buzzard's Bay Bill
Hello Bill - I rebuilt mine but never weighed it. If I had to make an educated guess it would be the same as a sheet of 1/2” plywood. That’s assuming it’s a single engine.
Just and FYI for everyone/anyone. I asked about engine cover weight. The engine covers weighs over eighty (80) pounds.
I installed the gas shock/ lifter. a 90 pound lifter will give just good enough assist in lifting and stop the slam closing. I have a second 90 pound lifter and I might add it too.
A note: I have a split hinge to allow EB removal. Will not work with lifter. Gas lift pushes cover right off hinge. I went to closed hinge perfect.
Then I nicked d a rock with my prop and lost the day replacing that.
Back to perfect now!
Boy does that old hull ride well. in Buzzards Bay
80 pounds! That’s more than I would expect. But, a sheet of fir plywood can weigh 70 pounds if it’s 3/4”. Add upholstery, etc., and depending on the size, I guess I could see that. Too bad about the knicker prop. As for the ride, when the chop gets snotty, throttle up!