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post #8 of Old 04-05-2007
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My suggestion for the slings is to keep them clear of the keel proper (obviously), your speedo wheel, etc. on the front -- but it should be close to the leading edge of the keel. and aft the sling has to be placed forward of the prop shaft, but obviously aft of the keel. You want the bulkhead locations to be free so that the yard can place the boat on those areas in the cradle. We all are saying the same basic thing really, but the boat is in the slings a short time so placing the slings in bulkhead areas isn't that important. You want the boat sitting on the keel and where the bulkheads are on the interior of the hull for the longer period it will be in the cradle.

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