Better access to engine in 2004 187 BR

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Better access to engine in 2004 187 BR

Postby SageBug » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:26 pm

I was wondering if anybody has figured out a way to partially disassemble the seat and firewall to the engine compartment to make work easier on the motor?

I can't take hanging upside down doing everything. haha! Seems like pulling the motor may be easier to do some stuff!


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Re: Better access to engine in 2004 187 BR

Postby JeremyB » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:56 pm

Looks similar to my 2004 207. The engine cover seat assembly is attached by hinges near the engine bay vents. Take those off and you can take offs the seat assembly. That mofo is heavy though.
Our boat has a lateral member running in front of the engine, making a storage space between the bulkhead in your picture and the engine. There is also a plastic piece to the right of the engine that makes a storage space on that side (opposite the walk thru transom) Removing that plastic piece allows you to remove that transverse piece. At that point, there's nothing more you can remove without cutting into fiberglass.
Can you be more specific on what you're talking about?
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Re: Better access to engine in 2004 187 BR

Postby SageBug » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:27 pm

Thank you!
Yes, I wanted to be able to pull the whole bench seat out, especially the "firewall". I've got the cover off, just can't tell how it's all attached.
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Re: Better access to engine in 2004 187 BR

Postby JeremyB » Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:18 pm

By "firewall", you mean the fiberglass traverse bulkhead with the courtesy light in it? That isn't coming out if it's like my boat.
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Re: Better access to engine in 2004 187 BR

Postby SageBug » Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:44 pm

JeremyB wrote:By "firewall", you mean the fiberglass traverse bulkhead with the courtesy light in it? That isn't coming out if it's like my boat.



No, the backrest of bench seat
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