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Old 28-10-2017, 14:01   #1
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Yard with ramp that will allow painting...

... but not require the use of the travel lift, with the associated cost. Central Chesapeake Bay.

The puzzle is that I have a boat that is quite trailerable (F-24), but taking the mast down and driving it home is a major pain for a simple bottom paint job. It would be simple to pull the boat out with the trailer, jack it up with stands under the cross beams (trimaran, 1600 pounds), and drive the trailer out. That is all the factory specifies for blocking. But I need a yard with some room that would allow me to do this.

I don't input on prep and painting; I've painted many larger boats over the last 25 years. Just never without using a travel lift. I'm also quite comfortable with the safety aspects of industrial rigging. I did that for years and would not take any shortcuts or use less skill and experience than the yard guys. This is not my first rodeo.

So the only challenge is finding the right ramp, mid-Chesapeake Bay.
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