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I need to buff and wax hull of 35 foot fin keel boat this spring. I need it be at least 4.5 feet. Is their cheap option for rental? I've seen pretty cheap options at home depot, but i live in an apt without anywhere to store it, so I'd rather not buy one. I'd prefer to not do this project from a ladder...
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Did mine with two ladders and a plank. Instant scaffolding.
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Re: Scaffold

Hillenme, Have you considered an "aviation style" maintenance stand with locking wheels that you can move around the boat as needed? You might try "borrowing" one not in use at the local airport maintenance shop or try your local "Rent-All". Another suggestion might be one of those "articulating ladder stands" that you see advertised that fold up for storage in the garage or closet. Best of luck! gts1544
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Re: Scaffold

I'm assuming your boat is on the hard, sitting on a cradle. Why not buy the scaffold and a cable lock at the big box store and lock it to the cradle when not in use, if you know any of the boat owners around you I think you could find someone to store it for you in trade for occassional use of it.
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Would your marina rent you theirs? You may pay them for an hour of set up and tear down and rental for a day or two. It can be sensitive as they probably want the wax job too and their own projects will come first. Can't hurt to ask.
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Re: Scaffold

I wondered if anyone has ever used the stilts that sheetrockers and spacklers use...
Then I looked at the prices...wow!

QLT BY MARSHALLTOWN Drywall Stilts, 18 to 30 In, 225 lb, 1 Pair - Stilts - 18E857|ST18 - Grainger Industrial Supply
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Re: Scaffold

Before I was dumb enough to want a dark colored awlgripped boat, I used 2 high quality step ladders and a stiff board between them to buff out the gel coat. This works great, and you can lock the ladders to the jack stands when not in use to insure they don't wander in the yard. On a 36ish foot boat you probably only need to move this system 2 or 3 times per side, and once for the stern.
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Re: Scaffold

My marina would have a conniption if I locked anything to the jack stands, so I'd exercise some caution with that approach.
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Re: Scaffold

Two ladders, two ladder jacks and a plank.

Shop Werner Short Body Ladder Jack at Lowes.com
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Re: Scaffold

Drywall stilts? Ebay is your friend. Those stilts at Marshalltown are half price on ebay. While at Ebay I noticed what might fit the bill, a dry wall folding bench. Adjustable height and looks small enough to transport in a car and store in a closet. Also your local tool rental store should be consulted. As other have suggested, two step ladders and a plank work.
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