I think the marina may have thought that I wanted to keep the boat in the lift while doing the work. If I don't find any major problems the effort will still take several hours. Prior owners really had done nothing between the, at least 4 different bottom coat colors. While being well covered the surface is like swiss cheese. I will talk more with the marina about getting it on a cradle
. That should not take too much lift time and since it will still be several weeks before I'm ready the timing may work out.
We live on a 3 acre remote
lot so I like the idea of backing the trailer between 4 poles with a strap and chain hoist set-up. I don't need to lift it very far. The trailer is the obstruction for the keel but there is 2 feet between the keel and the ground while on the trailer. Keeping the boat at the current
height and just pulling the trailer out will just about give me enough room so the pole lift system really does not have too much work to do (just lift enought to get the trailer out.
Boat supports with a hydrolic jack would also work. Support the boat. Lift one end a small amount, reposition the supports then lift the other end or quarter. One hydrolic jack with adjustable supports would work using a rotation system.
Cost is always an issue. Since after this year of major work I don't anticipate a repeat over the next few years. Then the quick application while being lifted to the water or the float and reposition idea should work fine. I'll check with some of the local construction rental places about renting
a Jack and perhaps with all the boats in the water the Marina would let me rent supports from them.