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Re: Barrier Coating Bottom; How to work around stands?
It's vitally (as in your life) important to keep the chain attached at all times.
Move the stands one at a time by:
Loosen the chain a couple of links, make sure to reattach it to the stand.
Unscrew the pad and be sure that the boat is staying upright. Unscrew it just enough to slide the stand over (with the chain attached).
Move the stand 12 inches or so to it's new position.
Re-tighten the pad.
Re-tighten the chain.
Continue these steps one pad at a time.
The chain will keep the stand in place if the boat does shift to one side. Without the chain, the stand can slide or tip.
That is why yards won't allow you to tie anything to the chain (like tarps). If the chain goes, so can the boat.
The weight is on the keel. If the stands/pads are starting to make an indent into the hull they are probably too tight or need to be under an interior bulkhead.
That's my story and I'm sticking too it!