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thanks to several posts here on Wharrambuilders, i finally got it: Sling Your Boat!

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Comment by kim whitmyre on June 14, 2014 at 11:21pm
Comment by dennis schneider on June 30, 2014 at 8:57pm

Hi Curt: I have turned over several hulls using very simple methods; but I have a couple Kum-Alongs, slings left over from moving a grand piano , and  my 46 ' hulls are inside a shop with overhead joists (2x8s) and wood pillars/ pilings to either side of the two bays where the hulls are located, and a concrete floor. How would I use your method?  Dennis

Comment by curt goodnight on July 3, 2014 at 11:56pm

Hi Dennis- I use a total of 4 cargo slings w/ ratchets to support the hull at 2 locations.  One end goes thru my shop wall and has a plate to anchor it.  The other end is attached to 4x 10 posts- these posts fit to the sloped rafters so that any force pulls them against the slope.Having 2 each means i can lower or raise the hull [just shift to different sling as the ratchet gets full of strap]  I use  webbing nooses [cinch style?] to circle the hull and the come a longs pull on these to rotate it.  If i was starting from scratch i would get come a longs to replace the cargo slings ratchets, but 2 slings is a bit of safety factor.   Takes about 15 minutes to do a 180 degree rotation by myself.   Hope his helps- and good luck!

Comment by dennis schneider on July 4, 2014 at 10:00pm

Hi Curt; Thanks for the description:Might you have any photos of the sequence handy to show me? Thanks  .Dennis in Naples, Florida

Comment by dennis schneider on July 4, 2014 at 10:04pm

Hi Curt: I only just now got another look at the photo at the top of this page: it shows what you mean, thanks a lot, Dennis


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