Re: [OMC-Boats] Getting boat onto blocks/stands

From: Doug Julien <dfjulien@...>
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 20:26:46 -0700 (PDT)

The easiest way to get the boat off the trailer is to launch it. Isn't there some ramp with a dock where you can moor it for a little while?

Also, the boat can be safely hung by the lifting eyes. Boats are designed to be transferred by crane from a trailer to the water - I've done it many times. If I were you, I'd look harder for appropriate trees. You could hang the boat, let air out of the tires, and drive the trailer out from under it... I think.

That cinder-block cradle sounds like a potential disaster, although your locations are probably OK. The hardest part will be getting the boat back onto the trailer. I might hang the boat with 2x8's under the trailer tires, then omit the 2x8's when I again back the trailer under the boat...

Or maybe you could jack up one quadrant of the trailer, block the boat and let it down onto the blocks, then move to the next quadrant, until all four corners of the boat were up on blocks. A lot of work, though.

Just thinking out loud here...

-Doug Julien

--- On Sun, 3/14/10, Nexi <ohnoitsnexi@...> wrote:

> From: Nexi <ohnoitsnexi@...>
> Subject: [OMC-Boats] Getting boat onto blocks/stands
> To: omc-boats@...
> Date: Sunday, March 14, 2010, 9:26 PM
> Hiya all! Temps are rising here in the
> Northeast so it's time to start working on
> things. So I've got a trailer with no VIN # and no
> title that needs to be titled and registered. Looks
> like I'm going to have to get the trailer weighed and
> inspected in order to obtain a title. It's going to
> be classified as homemade. The problem I've got it how
> to get the boat off the trailer and on to blocks, the right
> way. I have done some google searching but figured
> I'd ask here. What's the best way to get my
> Sportsman 120 off the trailer and is it safe to put it
> on cinder blocks? I've read all sorts of stuff from
> using a tow truck to hanging the boat from a tree, none of
> these are an option for me.
> I'm figuring cinder blocks and a 2x8 on each side
> of the stern. Moving forward about 3/4 of the
> boat's length towards the bow I would put cinder blocks
> and 2x8s on each of the outer sections of the hull.
> (The 'wing' section as I call it). I'd love
> to get some input from you folks.
> Thanks!
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