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Upside down boat stand (Or side stand)

Hello! I really need to work on the gelcoat on the hull of my boat but on the trailer it is going to be nearly impossible. My engineering skills are almost zero but I can build it if I get some ideas. I would like to build a stand for my garage so that I can flip my boat upside down and easily sand and polish the gelcoat on the bottom.

I was thinking about purchasing a couple 2x4 and some lug bolts but in my head can't figure out a good way to build a stand. Any ideas?

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two saw horses. or set it upside on the lawn or forget the gelcoat and go sailing. the fish don't care about how shiny the gelcoat is
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two saw horses. or set it upside on the lawn or forget the gelcoat and go sailing. the fish don't care about how shiny the gelcoat is
See this is why I post before I try to spend 3 weeks engineering something that has been already thought of. I didn't even think of saw horses.

And I agree I do want to take it out sailing, but the weather here in Portland has been trash and I want to keep fixing her up while it's bad. =P
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two people can pick her up? Sawhorses are perfect
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Well maybe not two people, but 3-4 should be able to pick her up with no problems.
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Gravity is always your friend with a boat upside down the bottom and sides become so much easier to work on. Saw horses or home made stands that won't wobble sideways or front to back. Also.. High winds could lift it right off. so you need to make sure she's stable and anticipate windy days by tiying her down
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He has a garage.. perfect place to work on the boat
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Re: Upside down boat stand (Or side stand)

Buy yourself a pair of Black and Decker Workmates. Get two 2X4's about 5 feet long and clamp one into each Workmate. When you are finished, you will have a pair of Workmates that will come in handy over and over. Must better than plain old saw horses.
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