View Full Version : Fun weekend

11-08-2004, 04:40 PM
Needed to do some work on the hull of the Chris, but it was sitting too far back on the trailer.

No problem...Just hitch up the Suburban and move the boat and trailer two feet forward...
...Jack up the rear of the trailer, block up the transom using my trusty steel beer barrels and some two-by scrap...
...Then jack up the front of the trailer and block up the forward keel on a piece of channel steel, two jack-stands and a couple of cement blocks and some more two-by scrap...
...Then lower the trailer so the boat is left sitting up on the blockings...
...Hitch up the Suburban again, and move the trailer eighteen inches back...
...Then jack up the trailer until it lifts the Chris off of the transom blocks...
...Remove the beer barrels, etc. ...
Lower the trailer...
...and on...and on...and on...


(Actually this is last year's picture--the Chris is under wraps for this winter.)

11-08-2004, 11:07 PM
i thought you were gonna tell us that a pile of your coeds decided to have a bikini party on yer barge :(

11-09-2004, 08:04 AM
Now you tell me!
Where were you while I was crawling around in the mud under the boat...!
(Did I mention that it was raining...?)

11-09-2004, 04:37 PM
howd you know theyd been there? lingering smell of cocoanut oil?

11-09-2004, 05:16 PM
Looks like an agressive stop going down a grade would have done the same thing.

11-09-2004, 09:20 PM
"...Just give'er a little nudge to move 'er back on the trailer..."

(Well, actually I also chocked up the Chris about four inches to get the keel off of the keel rollers for better access to the hull.)

Peter Malcolm Jardine
11-09-2004, 11:34 PM
I have my chine planks to do this spring on my Chris... ugh.. lots of philips head brass screws that don't want to back out.