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Old 09-08-2014, 15:30   #1
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Slipping and Sliding in the Sling

I watched a sailboat being hauled last week that was not centered properly in the slings since there was another boat too close for the Travelift to haul it properly.. When they lifted the slings, the boat slid into place rather forefully . The mast lurched to port but did not hit the top of the lift nor did the keel hit anything as it was high enough over the pavement. Is it possible the boat had any structural damage from the forceful sliding? The owner was not present.
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Re: Slipping and Sliding in the Sling

If the boat just slipped in the sling without hitting anything solid, doubtful it would do anything more than cosmetic damage from the straps slipping on hull.
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Re: Slipping and Sliding in the Sling

That is probably true so long as the straps were in the correct position. However I wouldn't trust a crew that would lift a boat that way to make sure the straps were in the correct position. Its a good lesson to be present, video camera in hand and recording, whenever the yard moves your boat.
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Re: Slipping and Sliding in the Sling

I would check thru-hull sensors and the prop shaft.

Topsides might have gotten scratched too.

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Re: Slipping and Sliding in the Sling

Topsides may be more than scratched. In many newer production boats the slings have to be positioned at bulkheads in order to prevent hull damage.
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