Patent Number: 6,168,482

Title: Engine lift for outboard motor

Abstract: An outboard motor generally comprises a power head. An engine is mountable within an engine compartment defined within the power head. The engine is lifting into and out of the engine compartment in part through the use of lifting lugs. The engine may have one or more lifting lugs positioned in various locations for use in suspending the engine from ropes or chains during installation. The lifting lugs may attach to an upper surface of the engine, a portion of the flywheel or a drive unit of a high pressure fuel pump. The lifting lugs may also be positioned in dead space such as that between cylinder banks of a v-type engine. Moreover, the lifting lugs may be removable or pivotable to reduce the protrusion of the lifting jugs from the engine when the outboard motor is in use.

Inventors: Okabe; Yoshihiko (Hamamatsu, JP)

Assignee: Sanshin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: F02B 61/00 (20060101); F02B 61/04 (20060101); F02B 75/00 (20060101); F02B 75/22 (20060101); B63H 005/20 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018