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pollyvon 26-09-2014 09:33

On the Hard Blocking Consideration
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I plan to put a Pacific Seacraft 31 on the hard for one-year for major refurbishing. It will be outside and blocked to remain level. It will be upon sand (4-ft deep with clay below), (north Florida with high ground and no water issues) so the ground should be stable. Attached is a drawing of the hull. Wood block location and jack-stand location are my interest. Would appreciate any input to keep from stressing the hull. Thanks in advance.

zeehag 26-09-2014 10:07

Re: On the hard blocking consideration
i would only do that which requires out of wate repair while on hard and resplash for the rest, preventing problems related to prolonged time out of water.

Hud3 27-09-2014 12:28

Re: On the Hard Blocking Consideration
Set the keel on thick wooden blocks, stacked to create a slight downward tilt from bow to stern to encourage rainwater to drain from the cockpit. The jackstands taking the most weight should be placed at the bulkhead locations, others as needed for stability.

Using ratcheting tie-down straps attached to sand screws is a good idea if tropical storms are likely.

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