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Re: Overturn lightning for painting/ winter?
The (ILCA) class rules say the center board should not weigh more then 130#. I'd still want to be sure the board could not somehow damage the trunk if turning the hull upside down.
When I had to bottom prep and paint my Lightning a bunch of years ago I did it the old school method. I jacked it up above the trailer using the jack from my Honda Accord and blocking with chunks of 2x6 to support the hull above the trailer bunks. It wasn't that much fun working upside down, underneath the boat but it got the job done.
The class rules say that a Lightning should weigh >= 700#s so you'd need a few people to manhandle it.
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