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Question How does one paint trailer cruiser hull and not leave lines

How does someone go about painting a trailer cruiser hull without leaving lines?

For example a 38 year old 19' O'Day Mariner. The boat weighs about 1300 lbs. According to what I have found on the web. The keel weighs 70 lbs. The mast and boom weigh about 50 lbs together. So if those items are removed, the remainder is about 1200 lbs or so. Can the boat just be rolled onto supports so that the deck and cabin are on the bottom? I would think that would be a terrible task to try to distribute more then a half ton of weight in such a manner so as to not crush the cabin.

Yet if you use some kind of support mechanism under the hull. Inevitably lines will be left where the paint stopped because of the support. With boats that spend most of their time in slips the areas missed because of jacks are no big deal because no
one sees them, since underwater. However trailer cruisers have hulls that are more visible.

This inquiring mind would appreciate some input. I've been puzzling over this question for the past several days.

Thank you.

Have a Great Day,
Jim
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