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Old 09-26-2008
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Swing Keel Support

Hi all,
I recently bought a Chrysler 22, had it placed on a trailer, and drove it home, where it sits in my driveway.

The trailer wasn't a perfect fit ( I bought the trailer used, and it might have been from a Catalina 22 ). The boatyard shimmed up the rear of the support boards with about another inch of wood. As far as I can tell, the boat is resting on the shims, the forward ~1/3 of the support boards, and some on the swing keel. The swing keel rests on a foam 'v', which is now under compression.

So, should I try to jack the boat up while on the trailer, and insert more shimming to lift the swing keel off the 'v' support? Or is some weight on the swing keel OK?

Thanks,
Chris
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