Funny chit but, on a serious note; if you're going to do this in your backyard as you mentioned, think about settleage. If you do it on ground/grass, there is a definite danger of settling and falling on your face!!! You should use very large bases to distribute the weight as much as possible.
You've probably considered this but if not, I'd hate to be reading about you in some thread on OSO. Good luck and check everything twice.
Thing is, I want to re-do my bunks. I need to trace the hull so I can cut notches into the bunks for the steps, etc. I didnt want to feel rushed at a marina. So it's not just cleaning the boat.
Leave the trailer under the baot and jack the boat up one section at a time. Clean the spot,set the boat down and move on to the next section.
The only reasons a boat needs to be clean between the bunks:
You keep on davits and hoist very high, or
You plan to get drunk at beach and let tide go way out and want a shiny hull to reduce your embarrassment, or
you plan to roll the boat, swim to safety and watch the rescue crew slip and slide while trying to rescue you.
If you really want to go through with it, take the easy route. Hire a bulemic, crack-addicted Hooter's whore and pay her to shimmy between the bunk and rub it down.
Jeesh, i gotta spell it out for you.
"I'm just looking for clues at the scene of the crime."
Dying,....Is the day worth living for!!!!!!
Not that tough or dangerous if done correctly. Work in the field and have unloaded numerous boats of all sizes. Position the boat where you need it to be. The more level the surface the better. It does not matter if you are on concrete or grass or sand. Lower the trailer jack all the way down. At the stern you will build cinder block stacks at each corner. Not single stacks but side by side. Alternate the next two blocks, and the final block #. The corner of the boat must be dead center of your top block of the stack. Finish the stacks with lumber to protect the boat, usually a piece of 2x4. Raise the jack stand and lock the boat into position. I use a engine cherry picker with the legs extended and the boom extended at about a 45 from the bow. This allows more clearance for removing the trailer. Use a rope and cushion and carefully raise the bow till you see daylight between the boat and bunks. thats high enough. Pull the trailer as far forward as the hoist will allow. Build another block stack forward. Usually around 1/3 back from the bow. Approximately windshield position. Set it down gently and remove hoist and trailer. Revers the procedure to reload. If you have any questions call my cell 352-398-5903
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