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I was replying to a post in another thread and it got me thinking about a problem I have with my cradle, and I was hoping someone here could give me some ideas.
The cradle that came w/ my 26' Pearson doesn't fit it. The boat sits on its keel, then each end of the cradle has a piece of plywood cut to the approximate shape of the hull for the boat to rest on. The problem is that they're too far apart and the aft one isn't shaped correctly. The one in front supports the boat properly at the front bulkhead, but the back one is about 18" aft of the back bulkhead, instead of underneath the bulkhead where it SHOULD be. The cradle is solid steel beams (at least, I think it's steel), and there are no adjustments for overall length. Other cradles in the yard all have adjustable pads, sort of like what's on top of boat jacks.
Sooo.. what's the best way to fix this?
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