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Old 03-19-2011, 10:43 PM
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I have a slight down pitch to my driveway so I will be truing it with some blocks of wood. It will be left in one place and the boat will move. Wheels will be used just to push it around when not in use.
The slight "down pitch" is part of what sent my engine sliding....
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Could you save the shipping fee and still use the 20% by just going to a HF store?
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Could you save the shipping fee and still use the 20% by just going to a HF store?
I did. They delivered it to my local store.....
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I did. They delivered it to my local store.....
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:05 PM
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Mine has casters. I'd say they're a bit on the overkill side... lol

Plus the SS I-beam is overkill too...

The downside is I need to have my gantry modified so I have 12 ft clearance. It's 10 ft and I have the casters off and it's up on blocks to get clearance to pull the engine "with out" the blowers on.
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Mine has casters. I'd say they're a bit on the overkill side... lol

Plus the SS I-beam is overkill too...

The downside is I need to have my gantry modified so I have 12 ft clearance. It's 10 ft and I have the casters off and it's up on blocks to get clearance to pull the engine "with out" the blowers on.
HOLY CRAP BATMAN !
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:28 AM
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HOLY CRAP BATMAN !
The SS I-beam weighs a few hundred lbs... I can probably get more in scrap for the I-beam than I can for the whole gantry!

I was thinking about scraping the I-beam, replacing it with a steel beam or even aluminum, then use the difference to have the A-frames modified so I can get the clearance I need.
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The SS I-beam weighs a few hundred lbs... I can probably get more in scrap for the I-beam than I can for the whole gantry!

I was thinking about scraping the I-beam, replacing it with a steel beam or even aluminum, then use the difference to have the A-frames modified so I can get the clearance I need.
ours is adjustable for height , can't you shorten the legs and reweld plates for the rollers/wheels ?
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ours is adjustable for height , can't you shorten the legs and reweld plates for the rollers/wheels ?
I need to go up another 2 ft so I was thinking of cutting the base(s) off, extending the C-channel 2 ft and then welding the base(s) back on.

I'm not a welder though so I'd have to get someone local to check it out for me.
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