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Old 01-10-2005, 08:48 PM
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Default Dry Storing a Stepped Hull: Is a stepped bunk required?

Will anything bad happen to a stepped hull if it is stored on a straight bunk?

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Old 01-10-2005, 08:57 PM
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Will anything bad happen to a stepped hull if it is stored on a straight bunk?
Yes it will damage the edges of the step.Over a period of time the hull will get a slight hook in it.With no motors or drives in it, it should be fine.
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Old 01-10-2005, 08:59 PM
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jc is right, even though i doubt he even knows what straight means....
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Will anything bad happen to a stepped hull if it is stored on a straight bunk?
That Myco cradle is calling your name. Fits the boat like it is sitting on a trailer.
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this is why you should have gotten an ocean pounding resin bucket..... you could probably just leave them on the ground without hurting it.
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this is why you should have gotten an ocean pounding resin bucket..... you could probably just leave them on the ground without hurting it.
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Old 01-10-2005, 09:32 PM
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My single stepped 05 Sunsation 288 came with an non stpped ACE trailer, the boat was sitting on the sharp edge of a perpindicular bunk,, I was pissed to say the least, the least they could have done was to put the bunks on a table saw and cut 24 degree angles on the bunks, but NO, they decided to cut the carpet down the middle and use a circular saw to HACK up my bunks half way through from both sides, on some ridiculous angles where the boat was barely touching any of the bunk, then re-stapled the carpet on the running surface with the saw dust still in between . I decided to take the bunks off and try to angle the brackets or put them on a table saw and cut the notch and angle,, the 3x10 was split right through the middle,, ended up lag and carriage bolting 2 2x12x10's together, cutting the 3/4 inch step and 24 degree angles on them,, re-covered them in carpet and they work awesome.. I tell you, I can't believe the HACK job some dealers out there do...

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I know that it doesn't have stepped bunks, but if it is off the bunks and in the water at least once a month........is that okay? What is a "period of time"????

Steve.......what Myco lift? Don't you have to have a house/dock to take that? If it keeps raining here, maybe I should start thinking about that.
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I cant see how it could change the bottom shape ..the step is just a void above the bunk.. Where would the undue stress be applied ??
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I cant see how it could change the bottom shape ..the step is just a void above the bunk.. Where would the undue stress be applied ??
Not sure what brand boat Nort is asking about, but my Fountain's step is more than just a void. A straight edge across the step shows the hull behind the step to be 1 1/2" higher than in front of it.
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