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PostPosted: 01 Aug 2016, 14:25 
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Keep it on the trailer?


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PostPosted: 01 Aug 2016, 17:41 
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Silly questions like this won't make you too many friends on the forums. I'm sure you'll figure it out...



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PostPosted: 01 Aug 2016, 17:47 
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Thanks for your expertise and reply.


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PostPosted: 01 Aug 2016, 18:33 

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Trailer or on a cradle.



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PostPosted: 01 Aug 2016, 18:47 
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lckstckn2smknbrls wrote:
Trailer or on a cradle.



Thanks from a newbie.


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PostPosted: 01 Aug 2016, 18:51 

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No problem.
I built a cradle from 2x4's 8' long by 48" wide with carpeted 8' bunks and 3" casters.



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PostPosted: 01 Aug 2016, 20:20 
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lckstckn2smknbrls wrote:
No problem.
I built a cradle from 2x4's 8' long by 48" wide with carpeted 8' bunks and 3" casters.


Got any pics of it?


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PostPosted: 01 Aug 2016, 20:28 
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Location: Central FLORIDA - The Sunshine State -
Learn as you go - find out what works best for you.
Personally, if I am working on the inside of a boat,
it is easier for me for the boat to be off the trailer and
on the ground - some wood chocks to hold it in place
so it won't rock and roll around - - - -
some scrap carpet at the entry point to keep the dirt out.
Easier on the body getting in and out @ 70 years old
vs on the trailer with a step stool.


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PostPosted: 01 Aug 2016, 20:34 
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Johnny wrote:
shaking my head with MoMule

"ditto"


The idea of a "sling" didn't cross my mind. I assume there are people working on boats for which they do not have a trailer... Possible right? So what do they do... Nothing? Go buy a trailer before doing anything?

If that was the best answer, a sling, then I would like to consider that.

I appreciate your kind words and may none of your questions be silly.


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PostPosted: 01 Aug 2016, 20:42 

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lckstckn2smknbrls wrote:
No problem.
I built a cradle from 2x4's 8' long by 48" wide with carpeted 8' bunks and 3" casters.


Got any pics of it?


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PostPosted: 01 Aug 2016, 22:32 
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There's no such thing as a dumb question!
I've seen folks use 2x4's to prop it up so they can work
on the inside.
The important part is to be comfortable while working
on it. You'll find out restorations usually take twice as
long as you figure. :shock: :cry:
And don't worry, You will make plenty of friends on this
forum.
good Luck with your boat.

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PostPosted: 02 Aug 2016, 08:46 

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Off the trailer. Old tires make great supports for a the boat


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PostPosted: 02 Aug 2016, 08:53 
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Wow, really like that tire idea. I have some saw horses that you can cut 2x4 legs at whatever length you'd like. But stability can be an issue without side to side bracing, etc.


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PostPosted: 02 Aug 2016, 09:32 
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Steve A W wrote:
[size=150]There's no such thing as a dumb question!
I've seen folks use 2x4's to prop it up so they can work
on the inside.
The important part is to be comfortable while working
on it. You'll find out restorations usually take twice as
long as you figure. :shock: :cry: [size=85]
And don't worry, You will make plenty of friends on this
forum.
good Luck with your boat.

Steve A W


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There's probably al kinds of crazy things you could try. I have to keep mind on the trailer as I don't have the room to store both separately. Remember though if you're adding a lot of things to it like floors, carpet and so on it gets heavier in a hurry. Just e sure you have enough friends on hand to get it back on the trailer again.[/size][/size]


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PostPosted: 02 Aug 2016, 23:32 
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Let's see a few more pictures of what you are up to with this! Like what I see so far.


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