The aft end was more of a problem. Brian Mrachek said that he put a bolt in the drain hole. I didn't feel comfortable with that solution on this boat. There just isn't enough material there. The plywood backing is above the hole; it's made to reinforce the gudgeons. So I used that piece of backing and attached a piece of plywood using the gudgeon holes to secure the plywood--thusly:
|The large hole in the center accommodates the head of the 3/4-inch bolt that|
becomes the pivot point.
The whole thing looks like this when it is attached to the lifting gallows.
Does it work?
Crew, Tony showed up at 11:00, and neighbor, Davy was standing by. All the dinking around making a gallows buying lifting tackle paid off. We lifted the boat and slid the trailer out. Two of us flipped it, but it was nice to have help--just in case. Now it's time to start sanding.
|Not much damage for 45+ years. The boat looks a lot bigger in the garage|
than it did parked next to a 30-footer at the marina.
We set the boat down on 2 x 6's placed on top of concrete blocks--seemed to be the right height for working. The plan is to paint the hull then flip it over and paint the seats and deck.