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Disassemble and load a Tiki 26 onto a trailer on dry land?

If anyone has advice on conducting this operation without a crane, I would be much obliged to hear it.  The boat is currently resting on four stacks of 6x6" blocks in a boatyard, with the trailer close by.  There is also a set of cradles, presumably left over from the building process.  My best idea so far is to mount wheels on the cradles, place them just aft of the midpoints, lower the hulls down onto them using jacks, then disassemble the crossbeam lashings and separate them.  I then picture rolling each hull individually up to the back of the trailer, pivoting the bows up, then letting them gently down onto the trailer and levering the stern up, then using the winch and rollers on the trailer to move them forward into traveling position.  I welcome critiques!

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Oh no!!!  Is everyone okay?  Is the boat okay?  I was really admiring the process, right up until that last photo. My deep sympathy goes out to you!

adriano meis said:
BUT....
our tiki is back home. Nothing serious happened. Above all no injury. We've just got some damnage but I'm really happy with the  strength of our Tiki. We just have some scratch, I'll post some pictures later. Now i'm sure We can fight against strong gales. Nothing can happen

I'm glad everyone is okay.  We are also happy with the strength of our boat.  We hit an unmarked, submerged piling at a pretty good speed a few weeks ago, and I can barely even see where it hit now that the boat is out of the water.

Happy painting,

Randall


adriano meis said:

our tiki is back home. Nothing serious happened. Above all no injury. We've just got some damnage but I'm really happy with the  strength of our Tiki. We just have some scratch, I'll post some pictures later. Now i'm sure We can fight against strong gales. Nothing can happen

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