entertainment for you at my expense,
Ok....used to work
in a boat
factory in Norway
...so I can do this on my own in the back yard...
....take out centerboard
and fix the fiberglass
bulges...E Z Right.
so how to lift
it....watch videos, and use a floor jack and slowly jack it up on each side using many many supports.
DO NOT DO THIS!!!!!
Maybe if the trailer
was a little more level....but I didn't think that would matter much (….again....I DIDNT THINK!!!)
yup...raised the hull
maybe 7 to 8 inches on each side....got the pin out...and it dropped down a little bit. But not enough....I even moved it aft a few inches.
So now....got the wife watching, sighing, and scared the thing is going to fall on me over and over.
Well then got busy with the other boats for a few weeks now. I was going to put it back down on the trailer
...but I don't know how big the centerboard
is...and don't know if it will fit back in the pocket!!!!! so I did not want to move it down
Today....GOT A IDEA.....hooked it up to the car...I am going to back it in the water
....float it off trailer and the board will just fall out. ...right !
Now that the boat
is raised.....I have a 10 foot extension for the hitch.....and I actuall got it to float.....centerboard fell down (told wife to just cut the rope)…...in the end.....tied a retrieval rope
to the trailer....and unhooked it YES I threw my trailer into the lake.
finally the boat was free....and after many breaths and a lot of will power
...I got the dam thing out...…
Any idea after I fix it.....do I get it back in!!!!!!!!!!!!