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Old 04-20-2009, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by LaughingCat
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 know why he wants it's clean, only the back of mine gets dirty!
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:09 AM
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:27 PM
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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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Old 04-25-2009, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by rtaylor
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.
Cut notches ??

most often you just add to the bunks to make up for the steps

wood on wood add to the step up dont cut out
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