Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Mill Creek, WA
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Re: lifting my O'Day 22 with a forklift?
In 1989 I had my O'Day 30 trucked from San Fransisco (Vallejo) to Everett, WA. I was aghast when the yard that accepted the delivery lifted her from the truck to a cradle with a forklift. It was/is a dry storage yard and everything went well. After putting her all back together, she was launched with the forklift and taken to Anacortes, WA.
If you are going to the local rent-all shop to rent a forklift for a DIY bottom survey, I would caution against it. If it is going to be lifted by a dry storage yard that does it daily in their business, then they would likely have no issues with the lift. Ask the yard manager about their history lifting 22 foot sailboats.
"Sailing isn't a sport. Sailing is a way to get somewhere.
Riding a bus isn't a sport. Why the F#%k is sailing a sport?"
(George Carlin, 2004)