Re: How much can you lift?
- Hi Peter, I'm adding a few photos of the structure I had to build to
support my Hawkeye for turning over. Look in the Hawkeye folder,
Bolger2 photos. I called a local boatman to come over with a crane to
turn it. He came by to look it over and said no need for a crane, he'd
bring a few guys over and we could do it by muscle. I don't know the
weight and don't remember how many but it worked like a charm. Most of
the structure was to protect the fragile (at that time) 1/4" ply
sides. I don't know if there is any application to your situation
In email@example.com, "Peter Lenihan" <ellengaest@b...> wrote:
> Sure,it sounds like "one of those questions" but this is a
> serious one.
> The last several days have been just beautiful up here and
> work is getting done at the boat shop in the boonies. In fact, I am
> very near the point where the hull bottom must be turned over.
> Bolger puts the weight of just the bottom at 700 lbs. I think it
> might be a bit closer to 800 lbs since I went twice 11/16" instead
> of 1/2".
> So, just how many beer swilling boat bums am I going to have
> to round up to flip the bottom. And don't forget,this bottom is 31'
> X 8' so there is lots of room for many hands. I just don't want to
> over do it :-)
> Or perhaps there is better way to flip this bottom without
> putting life and limb at risk?
> Peter Lenihan,enjoying another beautiful sunrise from along the
> shores of the St.Lawrence.........