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post #25 of Old 11-22-2012
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Re: Home made jack stands

I have a proper metal cradle for my Edel 22'. The problem I have is that the 2 front pads rest against the topside paint instead of the bottom anti-fouling paint.

Come next April I want to paint the topside including the 8" squares now covered by these 2 pads.

Can I use 6x6's jammed underneath the deck to act as temporary front stands and then loosen the 2 front pads enough to roll & tip under them?

The 6x6's would only be in place long enough for the paint to be applied and dry and then I would crank the pads back into place.

My boat has been on the hard for 2 years and is at the very back of the yard, blocked in securely by all the other boats over wintering. There is no way that they yard crew can get near my boat to re-position it properly on the cradle.

Thanks for your feedback
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