Originally Posted by dzryd
will I damage my keel if haul it out without slings ? 31' spencer sunstar.
Watch the worker do the work and stop them if they are doing it wrong.
A few potential problems to watch out for are:
#1) Be careful of using small lifts. You know the lift
is too small when the beam of the boat is around the maximum width of the lift.
I'm actually going to do a "lift survey" at all the different yards in my area to make sure I am using a wide enough lift BEFORE I haul out
#2) Make sure the straps are located over the bulkheads.
put marks on the outside of the boat noting where to place the straps so they are centered over the bulkheads. See the pic.
If you look you will see that the trailer supports are not directly
on the bulkheads. That is on my fix-it list.
Best source of information is these forums
and David Pascoe's article on haul outs.
Haul Out Basics - Boats, Yachts Maintenance, Repairs and Troubleshooting