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Old 11-06-2009, 13:59   #16
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Originally Posted by Doghouse View Post
hey you can just move to my marina, the entrance is 3 ' at low tide. go in and out at mid tide and sand the bottom each trip. next year you will have a very smooth surface to paint

By the way Salt Ponds marina in Hampton, VA is now deemed unsafe
Yeah, it is really shallow. Sometimes I think marina developers must plant to build it, fill it and sell it so they don't have to deal with all the less glamourous parts.


The sea is always beautiful, sometimes mysterious and, on occasions, frighteningly powerful.
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Old 18-06-2009, 18:45   #17
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I do what Sabre recommends. You can get away with a 5 ton floor jack for most boats. Just tighten the stands a lot, give a little pressure on the keel with the jack (make sure to put a board between the keel and the jack), re-tighten the stands, repeat until you can move the boards. I feel a little better about it if I have to force the boards to move along the keel, not have the boat lifted so high they move completely free.

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