[Public-List] About the location of the rear lifting sling
Glenn Brooks via Public-List
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Wed Sep 16 19:46:59 PDT 2015
I can't image that being good for the boat, or safe. The Everett marina people specifically stay away from lifting behind the rudder. Sounds like your yard are trying to cut corners to save a few bucks on their costs, or to inexperienced to do it right. I think, no doubt, the best spot for the aft sling is just forward of the rudder shoe, solidly on the keel. If the strap lines up behind the aft end of the main cabin and you can move your tiller with the sling forward on the keel, you are good to go..
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> On Sep 16, 2015, at 7:05 PM, Randy Katz via Public-List <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
> Sorry if I missed it, but in all this discussion did anyone finally express
> a concern regarding whether or not a sling behind the rudder, kind of under
> the aft lazarette, is likely to damage anything?
> My boatyard in Bellingham started lifting this way a few years ago because
> it was a bit too much horsing around to locate the aft sling properly, just
> forward of the rudder foot (so the rudder swings freely upon straps being
> lifted). The further-aft method is faster and easier. (Though the two
> slings are always tied to ea. other.)
> The new lifting method has worked, but I wonder every time if it's really
> OK. I don't necessary trust the guys, diligent and well meaning as they
> are, to know.
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