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Hi I have a 30' gramion lead keel 10,000 lbs sitting on a cradle in my driveway it is nose heavy and the front pads are between stringers and pushing in on the hull. I was going to put 4 boat jack 2 front 2 back and a beam through the hole in the keel with a couple of jacks on each side and lift the boat and move the cradle forward so the pads are on the stringers any other sugestions would be helpful.I know the weight should be on the keel but the front of the boat is heavy and wants to go down
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The normal would be 7 jackstands on a boat this size with the V-stand on the bow being a big help
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The normal would be 7 jackstands on a boat this size with the V-stand on the bow being a big help
Your picture is interesting. Are there safety chains across the stands to keep them from spreading and toppling the boat on it's side? Wind load could push in a direction very different from that of boats weight.

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There appears to be safety chains on the pair of stands near the stern, but those supporting the hull's forward segment do not have chains.

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Rest easy there are 3 sets of chains with one between each set of stands

And it was set in place by a guy who moves hundreds of boats a year





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