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|01-03-2008 11:16 PM|
I know that it is not an option to all but when I did the bottom paint on my Macgregor 22 I used a twin post car lift it worked great I just called around to mechanics and found one that let me do it on a Saturday for fifty dollars I thought that it was money well spent.
|01-03-2008 09:18 PM|
Originally Posted by scolil View Post
|01-03-2008 07:28 PM|
|deerenick||I have a S24 and when I painted the bottom I tied the one side off to a large tree then dropped the bunk on the other side,after painting and drying I put the bunk back and repeated the same for the other side.Good luck.Bill NC|
|05-04-2007 11:41 PM|
The only manufacturer I know of is Brownell. I purchased mine at Wolf's Marine in Benton Harbor, MI. A specifically looked for the scratched one's as they discounted those.(g) Any outfit in your area, storing boats off of trailers, would probably be a good lead.
|05-04-2007 10:32 PM|
Originally Posted by skobrien
|05-04-2007 11:22 AM|
Originally Posted by I33
|05-03-2007 07:51 PM|
I had long runners and used to float the boat and heel it on the trailer one way, then the other. Never could get the keel and keel slot very good. If I stayed in all summer, I'd get a few zebra mussels. Being a snorkler and a diver though, I'd just scrap em off with a dive knife when I was swimming.
It's best not to let your keel get jammed in the slot. I always got it to drop by jumping up and down but sometimes it makes a very loud and scary noise when she drops. Broke the cable one time after I let it get fouled and jammed. I might have allowed too much slack in the cable when I started jumping.
For the years I used dry storage, I don't think it mattered so much but I still painted cause I wanted the bottom to look good.
|05-03-2007 06:11 PM|
|S16segler||For a Montego 19, I lowered the trailer jack all the way to get the stern as high as possible, then placed two jacks under the stern. Then I raised the trailer jack as high as possible, placed a 55 gallon drum on either side of the boat near the front and placed 4X4s across under the keel and on top of the drums. Then I lowered the trailer jack some and rolled the trailer out.|
|05-03-2007 02:22 PM|
Where to get jacks
I am in a similar position. Looking at the DIY pic makes me think I could get a few jacks for the price of the lumber that person set up. However, how does one go about getting jacks?
|05-03-2007 01:49 PM|
|Neises||Here's a DIY Lift if you're feeling industrious (and brave).|
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