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Old 12-10-2016, 12:30   #1
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Lifting Cape Dory Typhoon?

First time posting here . While we already have a sailboat, my son and I are looking for a winter project. There's a cape dory typhoon that seems like a good deal. (I know enough to know that no boat is a "deal"). The boat has lived in freshwater, and has been in a storage shed for a few years. Needs cosmetic work for sure. I have not seen the boat in person, it is 3 hours away.

Before I do that I'd like to know if anyone knows whether a typhoon could be set up where one could use a crane to lift it using eyebolts, say, on keel bolts or some other fixture strong enough to support 2000+ lbs? Our marina has 5k and 10k lb cranes for lifting sailboats much larger than this one. I just don't know if the typhoon lends itself to creating this type of system (that won't fail!). basically, if I were to do the crazy thing and buy this boat, I'd prefer to keep it on the hard and drop it in the water. Cheaper storage than a slip fee. Thanks for any input
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