View Full Version : Hull Repaint

19-04-2002, 03:56 PM
My hull is starting to look a bit ratty, after a few mishaps
trying to load her during windy weather etc, am looking at
hanging the boat somehow and pulling the trailer out. so i can
get a good clean go at her. Some advice as how to lift
a 18ft half cabin and secure it so it wont come crashing down
once the trailer is removed, any suggestion thanks

19-04-2002, 04:18 PM
hi webby
maybe if you used slings to hold her up, like they use on some dry docks and painted it in sections .
or a support cradle but the boat still has to be lifted up and the cradle moved .
thats a hard one


24-05-2002, 09:04 AM
Its not as awkward as it first looks, assuming it is a fibreglass 8), Just finished dreamdays underneath, makes a huge difference, runs like new again. ;D
Empty as much out as you can, batterys, fuel tanks, and loose stuff.
When you take her off the trailer, lower down onto 3 tyres along keel, put another one on the side and gently tip over.
You will be able to sand most of underneath, when you tip over the other way, only a short bit of sanding left.
When painting, simply overlap on the keel line.

Have fun, takes about two weekends ;)