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owwziz
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:47 pm    Post subject: Getting Boat on blocks Reply with quote

Hi guys,

Just a bit of advise...
Need to do a bit of work to the trailer of my boat. Any advise on getting it off trailer onto blocks without putting it in the water?

Cheers

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just let her drift in teh tide for a day or two. Otherwise if you dead set on doin it your way, unscrew your bunks from underneath, jack em up, well supported - preferably with bent steel beams that don't foul the next stage (allowing you to jack either side of the trailer), then pull the trailer away. Otherwise rent a forklift n boat sling, or ask very nicely at Orams drystack for 1 day storage / borrow a mates trailer n slip the crane driver a dozen to switcheroo for you. Easy.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slide your boat off the back of the trailer say 500mm. Lower the trailer hitch to the floor. Blockup the back of the boat, under both sides on a flat part. Use a trolly jack to lift the front of the boat up enough to slide the trailer forward. You may need to lift the trailer hitch gently to take the bunk pressure off the back of the boat allowing you to pull the trailer forward. This will require multiple movements as your trailer has an axle and other bits of steel going side to side. Once trailer has been removed block up front part of the boat. Take me about an hour.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys,

Sounds like it possible after all. Will give it a go and keep you posted.

Thanks

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way guys, all went well with putting boat on blocks. A couple of hours and a box of beer later and all good.

Will post pics shortly. Cheers

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