06-08-2003, 04:24 PM
Last fall with the help of 4 people we turned over my '54 14' Penn Yan Commander so I could strip and revarnish the bottom. It was a lot of work as it is a double planked hull. My father-in-law found at a Central Tractor store that was closing a three-point boom that fits our John Deere. I put a loop of rope about a foot long in the bow eye and lifted hull a couple feet with the tractor. I was able to turn the boat using the transom handles with just my wife watching for clearance. The boat is now right side up on the work cradle so I can varnish topsides. Hope to have her ready for a parking lot show for the museum next weekend. Sure made things easier and safer to turn it over.