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post #10 of Old 06-03-2010
Sailormon6
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I had a Catalina 22, and jacked up the whole boat and trailer, and placed concrete blocks under it. Then I built a wooden cradle under the trailer, using mostly 4x4s and 2x8s. I bolted the members together with about 3/8" bolts. (Be sure to cross-brace the supports.) Then I let the jacks down gradually, lowering the boat onto the cradle, and allowing the trailer to drop to the ground. It took about 2 hours to jack it up and build the cradle, and only about a half hour to jack the trailer up under the boat again, remove the cradle, and lower the whole rig to the ground. I sold the boat and never used it again, but it would have not taken long to re-assemble the cradle each time I used it.
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