Re: Winter storage on Great Lakes
I have a cradle for my boat. There are 2 reasons, that I can think of, to have jack stand instead.
#1 Jack stands are easy to move. I had to pay a trucker $125 to bring my cradle to my marina. The trip was about 12 miles and I would have paid more, but the truck was heading on that way for another trip. I got a deal.
#2 Jack stands are better for working on your bottom paint. I could have an additional stand and carefully remove one stand, while supporting that area with another stand. In that way I would have access to the entire bottom. As it is now, I have to make arrangements to have my boat left in the sling over night to complete my anti fouling work.
Cradles seem to be more secure. My yard seems to have a good track record with stands... no issues that I have heard of.