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JimD
06-01-2015, 04:57 PM
Wood supports for non-wood boat. Took me two days to drop the 400# swing keel out of the case and onto the trailer and then get the boat jacked up high enough to get the trailer out from under it. Working alone can be very time consuming.

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Now I get to crawl around underneath and sand and prep for new antifoul. I won't post that stuff here as there will be no wood involved. But I will be adding lots of shiny wood bits later.

Thorne
06-01-2015, 05:01 PM
SJ21 MarkI ?

JimD
06-01-2015, 05:02 PM
SJ21 MarkI ?
Yup.

wizbang 13
06-01-2015, 07:18 PM
Did you jack up the trailer with the boat on it , then drop the trailer?

swoody126
06-01-2015, 09:59 PM
SOLO PROJECTS are quite satisfying, for me

they have to be because if i'm going to do anything i have to it by myself, any more

my bride bought me a 50hp JOHN DEERE w/ a front end loader that has a bucket a/o forks which sure comes in handy for lifting & moving anything heavier than a bottle of water

your support system might be a bit safer if you tied the braces to each other under the boat, keeping positive pressure against the hull

take care while working underneath the hull

sw

JimD
06-02-2015, 06:13 AM
Did you jack up the trailer with the boat on it , then drop the trailer?
Took a look at doing it that way but it would have been harder. Ended up lowering the tongue end of the trailer to raise the stern. Then blocked up the stern, got some temporary support near the bow to get the boat off the bunks. Took the bunks off to make some room underneath and went from there.

JimD
06-02-2015, 06:16 AM
SOLO PROJECTS are quite satisfying, for me

they have to be because if i'm going to do anything i have to it by myself, any more

my bride bought me a 50hp JOHN DEERE w/ a front end loader that has a bucket a/o forks which sure comes in handy for lifting & moving anything heavier than a bottle of water

your support system might be a bit safer if you tied the braces to each other under the boat, keeping positive pressure against the hull

take care while working underneath the hull

sw Most of my boat projects have been solo efforts, too. Yes, in many ways working alone was a good test of resourcefulness. But no front end loader for me and I'm getting too old for this stuff now, and the heavy work really takes it out of me. Hard to see in the photos but the braces are all well secured and can't slip.

WHYankee
06-02-2015, 07:11 AM
I used to do something similar painting the bottom of my old A23. I built bow and stern strongbacks, which I kept year to year. I jacked the trailer/boat high enough to place the strongbacks, lowered the trailer until the strongbacks held the boat, dropped the trailer to the ground and rotated the trailer 90 degrees around the forward strongback. I then dig an 18" hole to accommodate the centerboard in the down position for scaling and painting. With two floor jacks and two piston jacks it actually went pretty quickly.

I always work solo and one tool I have found invaluable is a small butterfly impact wrench. I use it anytime I can't reach both the head and the nut of a bolt/screw I'm trying to either tighten or loosen. Only way I could have removed and reinstalled all my deck hardware solo from below decks. It's amazing how little, if at all, it will spin the bolt before it bites and tightens,

Phillip

Ian McColgin
06-02-2015, 07:30 AM
A friend had a similar job for his McGregor. He put the boat on the ground, stepped the mast, used that as a lever to roll her over and hold her suitable, started sliding the board out to view the exact angle, made a ramp to slide the board all the way. The ramp made it very easy to get the board back in a positioned.

Todd D
06-02-2015, 08:34 AM
Did something similar, but raised the boat with jack stands. Two turns at a time with lots of running stand to stand. Worked fine and was safe. The other method was to hire a boom truck. For $150 got a boat lifted off the trailer and set on blocking and stands. Much easier than using stands or building a crib work.

Jamesh
06-02-2015, 09:06 AM
I single handedly lifted a kestrel 22 (wooden boat simalar size) onto a car trailer to move to boatyard when I lived on her for year! Great days!!
James

JimD
06-02-2015, 09:44 AM
Yeah, sure you guys. But don't forget I'm 110 years old. Ten or 15 years ago I could lift boats by myself but now I worry about my back and knees. Fortunately I can still row 40 miles a day to keep in shape.