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    How much does a merc v6 power head weigh

    Need to pull the power head and I don't have a cherry picker will my garage rafters hold it
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    yes it will hold it.

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    It will hold. They weigh less than 200lbs. And my 275lbs self walks across garage rafters frequently.

    If you're worried go grab a 4x4 and use it to span a few rafters to spread the load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnelsmn View Post
    If you're worried go grab a 4x4 and use it to span a few rafters to spread the load.
    Do this.

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    Depends on what the rafters are, 2X6, 2X8 etc. and how far they span.

    They should be able to hold the weight, but have seen some that would not.
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    I have had a 4x4 spread acrossed 4 trusses and have lifted 600lb snowmobiles for years with out probs.
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    Powerhead weight is irrelevant if the studs are frozen into the mid. Span a few trusses with a 4x4 or similar as you may be lifting the whole weight of the back of the boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnelsmn View Post
    It will hold. They weigh less than 200lbs. And my 275lbs self walks across garage rafters frequently.

    If you're worried go grab a 4x4 and use it to span a few rafters to spread the load.
    That's how I hung my motor... with a 20' Hydrostream bolted to it.

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