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post #3 of Old 03-31-2012 Thread Starter
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Re: changing bunk supports with spirit 23 still on trailer

i had fully intended to follow your advice , but i went out and looked at the trailer and i guess on the return trip from the dock .
i lost the bolt out of the first piece that connects the support to the bunk .
the second support the whole piece was broken it was homemade out of
aluminum .

there was no way i could take it the 16 miles to the dock that way ,so i got a
long 4"x4" and put it across the trailer frame, got a bottle jack and another 2 ft 2"x4" to put on the hull .
as soon as i jacked it up enough i slid some surveying stakes under the keel
that way if something went wrong the boat would only move slightly .
jacked it up just enough to repace the bolt and the broken part .

now its at the club where i can take my time and do one at a time while the boat is in the water
i bought galvenised iron parts to replace all the homemade stuff

S/V Erin Go Bragh
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