Originally Posted by minaret
Yes, blockspots and jackstands are done in a second phase. Often, as in this case, the boat will have to hang in the slings over a weekend at splash to finish the bottom of the keel
. We stagger the barrier coat and stay back a foot or so with the bottom paint
for less sanding
If you are building a shed, why not build some legs for the boat so you can remove the cradle
pads or jack stands ?
This is what I have done. The boat has a slight lean against a big 8"*8" post, chain-plates are also connected to a cross beam with shackles and lashings.
Would have preferred to leave the pads in place, but there was not enough space for a roller, so I removed them. No one was allowed on the boat while the pads are out. They are replaced loosely as soon as painting is finished, till things are dry, then snugged up.
I'm no where near the perfectionist you are, but I do hate to see those square patches that always seem to appear.
I know this is probably against some safety rule
or law or something; But there are crazier people than me: Once I had a boatyard neighbor who welded up a huge high cradle
like contraption that lifted his 35' boat by 6 points on his aluminum
toe rail so that he could sand and paint
everything including the bottom of the keel