I am not sure if this is the correct spot for this question, but here goes.
Does anybody have a good way of accurately
leveling out (for and aft and starboard port) fin keeled sailboat when placing her on the cradle
.....other than eyeballing it???
I thought sure mine was level last year, but we got a blow in November, and the starboard aft pad ended up being loose; I tightened it a couple times over winter, but that seemed to only force the boat to port, and put extra weight on the port aft pad. When looking at the boat from the bow, it also looked as though the keel
moved a little (about 1/2" to starboard).
I am concerned about stressing the hull
asymmetrically. The boat is an '87 Ericson
34. She is built sturdily, but certainly don't want to tempt fate. The pads are mounted on large threaded rods.