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Not hard to measure for one.

Use the bottom of the keel as the base line, forward to vee berth or 2nd forward stringer. back to 2nd rear stringer. Measure up from the base line center, then left and right to where you want the pads to sit (usually on the turn of the bilge) most boats in your yard about that size, would be place to start for some measurements, until you get those for your boat.

Most boats use 4, but over 30 ft. many have 6 pads. The screw jacks can be obtained at scaffold and ladder supply houses even some big box stores sell them. they fit inside 1.25" iron pipe usually
 

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Thanks Denise. I was hoping to get the drawings so I could have it built before it comes out of the water for the winter.

Sounds like you may have made one or two before!
 

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Thanks Denise. I was hoping to get the drawings so I could have it built before it comes out of the water for the winter.

Sounds like you may have made one or two before!
I self taught myself how to loft boats from what is called a table of offsets in boat building plans. and I've helped a few people build them in my YC It's really not hard even if the screw jacks are long enough but they will spread if not diagonally braced! I'm always amazed how short some cradles are under pretty large boats!
 
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