Recall back in time and you will never possibly pinpoint the real start of how fishing came to be. Only rough estimates by scientists through remnants of old fishing tools have been made as to determine the origins of fishing. Indeed, fishing has been an age old tale. A profession, a hobby, or a competition, fishing has become one with many cultures worldwide. It is quite expected since most of the world is indeed covered with nothing but seas and oceans plus all the rivers, streams, lakes and more than has millions and millions of fishes waiting for the catch.
The lifting, and removal of the old engine is the next step of what some do it yourselfers may find overwhelming. I almost always lift from the main boom supported by halyards. I attach a block and tackle to the lifting point and then run the bitter end to a winch. I use a land crane to set the engine on deck then take over myself with a boom lift. I always use two lifting points on every aspect of the lift. If any single line were to break the engine would not fall. The lifting lines are tailed to the two largest sheet electric winch reviews on the boat.
It’s a simple matter of removing the old engine, rebuilding the engine mounting rails, and then bolting the new engine in place. It might sound complicated, but it’s really rather simple. Do it yourselfers often take over three months to get their engines installed. I have devised a system outlined below where we can change a main engine in just one week. The one-week engine change means the boat, and often the family living area is only torn up for seven days.
Mile Marker is a world renowned Jeep parts manufacturer of electric and hydraulic winches for both OEM, aftermarket and military applications. They have been manufacturing winches for almost 30 years. Not only do they provide winches for 4×4 vehicles, they also provide applications for ATV/UTS’s. Mile Marker has two locations. Their main distribution center and Jeep parts production facility of electric winch is located in Washington, DC and their sister facility where they manufacture their drive-train parts and hydraulic winches is in Pompano Beach, Florida. Mainly noted for their winches, Mile marker first started out producing other Jeep parts, most notably, lock out hubs for a wide variety of vehicles ranging from Jeep CJ 7’s all the way to Toyota FJ’s.
Driving Through Water – Where water has flooded onto the road, drive very slowly and cautiously. Never drive through moving water if you can’t see the ground through it: you and your car could be swept off the road, possibly finishing you both. Stop the car before entering the flooded area and check the water level ahead. Generally if the water is deeper than the bottom of your doors or the bottom third electric winch of your wheels it is inadvisable to attempt driving through it. Seek a detour rather than braving the flood and risking damage to your electronic control systems. Attempting to go through deep water can ruin any of these systems, creating a repair bill in the thousands of dollars.
Servicing sailboat winches is a greasy, messy job that intimidates even the most boat-savvy person. However, best winch need to be greased because they are among the most expensive items on the sailboat!
Wheel Hubs Boat trailers have bearings in their hubs to facilitate easy rolling of the wheels on the trailer. These bearing require grease as they will get pitted and out of round if they are left un-greased and are submerged under water (as happens when launching or retrieving your boat). It’s a good idea to install ‘Bearing Buddy’ grease caps over the hubs to make it real easy to ensure that the bearings are properly lubricated. They come complete with a grease fitting so that the boat owner can easily grease top off the grease in the hubs with a simple grease gun. Using such an inexpensive tool, you can apply the grease without getting all messy.
Check your brakes – If you successfully pass through a deep water hazard, test your brakes. They may be saturated, and only driving very slowly and braking lightly at the same time will generate enough heat to dry them out. Be sure they are pulling evenly on all wheels before building up speed again.