Engines Get a Lift at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard

The Thirsty Duck will get all of its needs quenched at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard. The 50-foot Sea Ray is sitting under the big roof at the downtown boatyard while mechanics work to repair the cruiser’s engine.

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Master Carpenter Chris Wolle walks past Thirsty Duck on his way to a teak refinishing project on another boat at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard. Feature photo at top by Mark Lindeman.

Engine Repair Gets a Lift at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard

The boat is on the yard for transmission and V-drive replacement and has a broken coupling, said Mark Lindeman, boatyard manager. Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard’s master mechanic Chris Hawke   oversaw the removal of Thirsty Duck’s 6,000-pound engine as seen in the video below taken by Lindeman.

A new crane truck added to the fleet of equipment at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard last summer made the engine lift-out easy and smooth.  Now the three-ton diesel engine is accessible on the yard for repair and replacement work by mechanic Hawke.

Engine Repair Gets a Lift at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard

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Thirsty Duck’s engine was set down gently with the help of the boatyard’s new crane truck. The 50-foot Sea Ray is seen in the background, will have engine.

Engine Repair Gets a Lift at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard

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