[Public-List] Lifting Alberg 30's
Sunstone at cogeco.ca
Fri Nov 14 07:02:10 PST 2008
For transport you need, like cradle storing, the full weight on the keel,
but the screw jacks tighter, but not deflecting the hull
When on a cradle I have the screw jacks snug enough to prevent toppling but
not actually deflecting the hull and can, with some effort, twist the pads
themselves by hand.
You should then secure the boat with robust tie down straps over the top or
to the toe rail down to the trailer ensuring they do not mar the hull before
trailering so the boat can't bounce.
I can't comment on going through the aperture because I have never done that
and am not sure about the glass thickness layup there
Yes that is the horn timber above and slightly behind the rudder curving
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> John and all,
> Thanks for your insight.
> Some have suggested raising the boat while on the trailer or cradle by
> using the screw jacks. I never thought that was a good idea. Even though I
> have three jacks per side with 16" square carpeted pads I felt that the
> point loading would damage the hull. Please comment.
> Also please comment on my procedure of placing the aft strap thru the prop
> aperature to just scoot the boat forward the final 12" to the bow stop.
> When the Travel Lift operator does this the forward end of the keel is
> sliding al ong on the carpeted keel support while the aft end of the boat
> is only lifted enough to scoot forward.
> To unload the boat from the trailer the operator places the aft strap thru
> the prop aperature and scoots the boat aft 12" or so with both straps,
> only raising the boat ever so slightly to allow it to slide on the
> trailer's center keel support. The boat is then set back on the trailer
> and the aft strap repositioned under the aft section of the keel just
> forward of the rudder shoe for the lift into the water.
> BTW is the horn beam that thicker part of the hull just above the rudder?
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